22 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

22 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— Few hours
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Amoeba Music. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dana Point, approximately Dana Point away. Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and identify plant and animal life at Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online day trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Death Valley National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, cruise along Generals Hwy, and then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. May in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Head to Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Galleryfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: hike along Mariposa Grove, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday maker.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are colder (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco vacation maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in San Francisco. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Embarcadero ©
The Embarcadero

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Monterey travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In May in Monterey, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar ©
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 22nd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, stroll through Moonstone Beach, and then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Cambria Nursery and Florist, make a trip to Nitt Witt Ridge, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Simeon route planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Simeon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Monterey in May, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to State Street Underpass, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Simeon to Santa Barbara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in May, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Carpinteria
Highlights from your plan
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Camera Obscura, stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, and then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Monica when traveling from Santa Barbara in May, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Beverly Hills
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive

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