19 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

19 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

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19 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dubai

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. You'll get in some beach time at China Beach and Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio), Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stop by Fog City News, wander the streets of Union Square, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, San Gregorio State Beach, Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach, Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Disney California Adventure Park. Head to The Grove and Third Street Promenadefor some retail therapy. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles attractions planning app .

Do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Head to The Strip and Barneys New Yorkfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, and then make a trip to Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Ghirardelli Square, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach

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