19 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

19 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Sacramento
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, then examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip site.

Las Vegas to Los Angeles is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to San Simeon.
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San Simeon — 1 night

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, then look for gifts at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon route app.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Simeon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 40°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.
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Monterey — 2 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 3rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at Lovers Point, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Garrapata State Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in July, you will find days in Monterey are much colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Marin Headlands. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Santa Rosa (Safari West & Charles M. Schulz Museum). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sacramento.
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Sacramento — 1 night

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): trek along Stevens Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower American River, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, and finally catch some excitement at Funderland Amusement Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sacramento trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Sacramento to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then get great views at Valley View, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, make a trip to Olmsted Point, then explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and finally hike along May Lake Trailhead.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in July, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 2 nights

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, admire the sheer force of Darwin Falls, and then take in breathtaking views at Titus Canyon. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gower Gulch Loop.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Spring Mountains Visitor Center, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally head outdoors with Green Valley Range.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

On the 16th (Sat), kick back and relax at Seal Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach, and then kick back and relax at Huntington State Beach. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at 26-Mile Bike Path, and finally stroll through Manhattan Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are much colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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California travel guide

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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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