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: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
End: Los Angeles

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Calico Tanks Trail. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas attractions website .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 29°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park route planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 40°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
You've now added Vernal Fall to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Tuolumne Meadows and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Fishing Charters & Tours make great kid-friendly stops. We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, stroll through Lincoln Park, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Third Street Promenade. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, browse the different shops at The Grove, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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