22 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

22 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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22 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Grenoble
Train + Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Grenoble

7
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.
Get outdoors at Santa Monica Bay and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Madame Tussauds Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Grenoble, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Grenoble in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica Bay
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Split Rock and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Cottonwood Spring Oasis. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of General George S. Patton Memorial Museum.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 45°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

General George S. Patton Memorial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis

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 7th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker website .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and then steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine.

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Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 24°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Charcoal Kilns ©
Charcoal Kilns

2
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.
On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then get great views at Valley View, and finally explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Walt Disney Family Museum and Cable Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Presidio of San Francisco and Alcatraz Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at Fort Point, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary maker .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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