22 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

22 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

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22 days in Nevada & California Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  27​h
End: Kansas City


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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Tom Devlin's Monster Museum (in Boulder City). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Kansas City to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 103°F and lows reach 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, cruise along Tioga Pass, and hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip maker .

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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission and then hike along Scenic Road Walkway.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

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.
Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park). There's more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Carmel in June, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

4
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.
Visit Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Marston House Museum for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and take in the waterfront at Embarcadero.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego day trip site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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