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

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

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

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at China Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Chinatown. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Rockaway Beach in Pacifica, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

7
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, try your luck at New York New York Casino, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

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

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

8
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Angelino Heights Historic Area. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Mountains. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim), Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier, Zuma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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