Route & dates
21 days in Las Vegas, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary
Start: Las Vegas
Las Vegas— 6 nights
San Francisco— 7 nights
Los Angeles— 7 nights
End: Los Angeles
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.Explore hidden gems such as Willow Beach and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Laughlin to see Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 14th (Sun) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.
To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planner .
If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
Things to do in Las Vegas
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Willow Beach
City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.Step out of the city life by going to Bodega Dunes and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Attractions like Exploratorium and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Calistoga (Ca' Toga Galleria D' Arte & Castello di Amorosa) and Jenner (Goat Rock Beach & Salt Point State Park). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.
For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planning tool .
You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.
Things to do in San Francisco
Calistoga, Jenner, Muir Woods National Monument, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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.Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Crystal Cove. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Oceanside (Oceanside Pier & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Rainbow Sandals, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.
For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .
Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Santa Monica, Oceanside, Anaheim, Rainbow Sandals, Crystal Cove
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