20 days in California, Roswell & Las Vegas Itinerary

20 days in California, Roswell & Las Vegas Itinerary

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20 days in California, Roswell & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Roswell
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manchester

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, stroll through Baker Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. Traveling from Manchester to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in March, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

3
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 30th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and finally explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip maker app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and then wander the streets of Ocean Avenue. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and then hike along Scenic Road Walkway.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Carmel, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Simeon itinerary planner .

Getting from Carmel to San Simeon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Leffingwell Landing
Highlights from your plan
Leffingwell Landing ©
Leffingwell Landing

3
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Take a break from the city and head to Carpinteria State Beach and State Street Underpass. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Barbara: Old Mission Santa Ines (in Solvang) and La Purisima State Historical Park (in Lompoc). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, do a tasting at Grassini Family Vineyards, and take in the awesome beauty at Cold Spring Tavern.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online trip planner .

Getting from San Simeon to Santa Barbara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from San Simeon, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Mission Santa Ines, Carpinteria State Beach, La Purisima State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Buy Hand, then admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, and then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker website .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Laguna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

2
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Alien Zone Area 51 has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park, stop by Alien Zone Area 51, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Historic District, and finally do a tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Singing Road and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Roswell trip builder tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Roswell in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Roswell is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in April since evenings lows in Roswell dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Roswell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Singing Road
Highlights from your plan
Bottomless Lakes State Park ©
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pecos Flavors Winery ©
Pecos Flavors Winery

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.
On the 13th (Sat), browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Willow Beach, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Roswell to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Roswell to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Roswell in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 16°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach

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