21 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

21 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

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21 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly:  15​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Crescent City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  17​h
End: Belfast

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas attractions tool .

Belfast, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Belfast to Las Vegas. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Belfast in June, with highs in Las Vegas at 46°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mingei International Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for colder days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
night
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. On the 8th (Mon), hike along California Coastal Trail, stroll through Trillium Falls Hike, and then examine the collection at End of the Trail Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): hike along Stout Grove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Battery Point Lighthouse.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Crescent City road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Crescent City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much colder days in Crescent City, with highs around 19°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, End of the Trail Museum
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, step aboard USS Pampanito, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Crescent City to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Crescent City in July, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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