22 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

22 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  6 h 45 min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Sydney

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get your game on at Virtual Room Los Angeles, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

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
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Henderson to see Green Valley Range about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday planner.

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 September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Green Valley Range
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, have fun at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park route planning site.

You can fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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.
Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

1
day
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): trek along Mt. Tallac Trail, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 7 hours. In October in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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