20 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

20 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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20 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Pebble Beach
— 2 nights
car:  6​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Exploratorium and City Lights Booksellers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, trek along Four Mile Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Olmsted Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pebble Beach.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

2
nights
Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach ©
Pebble Beach is an unincorporated community on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Grove Sanctuary, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally pick up some local products at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Bird Rock Vista Point and then play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pebble Beach vacation builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Pebble Beach. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Pebble Beach, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Pebble Beach

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

2
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.
On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online journey maker .

Explore your travel options from Pebble Beach to Las Vegas with the Route module. Traveling from Pebble Beach in July, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 47°C and 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

10
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Third Street Promenade, & more). Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are cooler, around 33°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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