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

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

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

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

6
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.
Visit La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carpinteria State Beach and Santa Monica Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Oxnard Beach Park (in Oxnard), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabrillo Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online holiday planner .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles. Traveling from London in November, you will find days in Los Angeles are much warmer (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Carpinteria State Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Oxnard Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

6
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.
Titanic and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas will appeal to museum buffs. The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get curious at Bodies The Exhibition, and stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Amorosa and Old Sacramento. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. November in San Francisco sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sacramento, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Safari West, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Pomponio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
California State Railroad Museum ©

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