19 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

19 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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19 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  20 h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Riyadh

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Crissy Field. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, have fun at RocketBoat, tee off at Lincoln Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary maker

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 28th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then get your game on at The Roller Coaster.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online route planner

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Las Vegas, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego itinerary maker site

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Getty Center The Publications. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 40 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip site

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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