19 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

19 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

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19 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Drive:  29​h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
4
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  32​h
End: Nashville


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1
night
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.
You've now added The Strip to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), shop like a local with The Strip and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

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Nashville to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nashville to Las Vegas. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nashville in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 104°F and lows are around 81°F. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Surf School Santa Cruz has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Rockaway Beach in Pacifica, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at China Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Surf School Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yosemite Valley Chapel and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect warmer evenings in Anaheim when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then wander the streets of Montana Avenue. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and then look for gifts at Bergamot Station.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica route maker app .

Drive from Anaheim to Santa Monica in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or take a bus. While traveling from Anaheim, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Museums Beaches Nature

Side Trips

The Getty Villa, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse and then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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