22 days in Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

22 days in Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

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22 days in Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Berlin

8
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson), Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees (in Meadview) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. Spend the 16th (Thu) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The Strip, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Las Vegas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Las Vegas is minus 9 hours. In May, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees, Clark County Heritage Museum, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

1
night
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 21st (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Keep things going the next day: get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 21°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Safari West, Marin Headlands, Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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