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

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

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

Start: Wellington
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Wellington

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Carpinteria State Beach and Bart's Books. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Ojai Meadows Preserve will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Ventura Harbor Village (in Ventura), Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more) and Prime Desert Woodland Preserve (in Lancaster). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stop by The Original Farmers Market, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation maker website .

Wellington, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Wellington in November, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ojai, Carpinteria State Beach, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Prime Desert Woodland Preserve
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

7
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.
The Strip and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Valley of Fire State Park and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with a short trip to Lost City Museum in Overton (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, Las Vegas is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Overton, 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.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Old Sacramento. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: stroll through Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip site .

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. In November, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sacramento, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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