21 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

21 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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21 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Zurich

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 (Sat), browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas route planning website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Take a break from the city and head to Baldwin Beach and El Dorado Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach, identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe driving holiday tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to South Lake Tahoe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get cooler in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 32°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach

4
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.
Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday planning site .

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, look for gifts at AiX, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, don't miss a visit to The Shakespeare Society of America, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel online trip maker .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Moss Landing, 17-Mile Drive, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and kick back and relax at Baker Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation builder site .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
For shopping fun, head to Gaslamp Quarter or Westfield Horton Plaza. Visiting La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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