22 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

22 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Mumm Napa and Pace Art and Technology. Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Oxbow Public Market (in Napa) and Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery (in Glen Ellen). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through The Embarcadero, buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, then stroll through Mariposa Grove, then explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 1st (Fri), hike along Mt. Whitney, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park, then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and finally contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In July, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 43°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes TCL Chinese Theatres as well as Balboa Pier. Annenberg Community Beach House and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Third Street Promenade and Robertson Boulevard. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more). Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
You've now added SeaWorld San Diego to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

— 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Las Vegas South Premium Outlets as well as Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Titanic. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Tours

Side Trips

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.