20 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

20 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Sonoma
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Japanese Tea Garden as well as Golden Gate Park. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): shop like a local with Union Square. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ragged Point as well as 17-Mile Drive. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get great views at Ragged Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Monterey online journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Monterey sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Pismo Beach

— 1 night
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stop by Alapay Cellars, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eldwaylen Ocean Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach day trip app.

You can drive from Monterey to Pismo Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in September: highs in Pismo Beach hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Melrose Trading Post, The Grove and Runyon Canyon Park. Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Walk of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 14th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Pismo Beach in September, with lows around 22°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glacier Point as well as Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail. Get outdoors at Tioga Pass and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: make a trip to Yosemite Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sonoma.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Sonoma

— 1 night
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sonoma road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sonoma takes 4.5 hours. In September, Sonoma is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sonoma

Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.