22 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

22 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

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22 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Las Vegas & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Napa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Moss Landing, about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, wander the streets of SoMa, and stroll through Marshall’s Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip site .

New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 13 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Marin Headlands
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Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and V. Sattui Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Safari West and Artesa Vineyards & Winery. Step out of Napa with an excursion to Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Judd's Hill MicroCrush, view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, and stop by Oxbow Public Market.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Napa using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Napa when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Safari West, Mumm Napa
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Safari West ©
Safari West

4
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 Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Napa to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Napa in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

6
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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Hammer Museum and Montana Avenuefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Santa Monica Mountains, & more), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Craft Contemporary, and explore the stunning scenery at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Two Rodeo Drive
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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