23 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

23 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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23 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  25​h
1
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  25​h
End: Abu Dhabi

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Explore Anaheim's surroundings by going to Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach), Helicopter Tours (in Long Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Have a day of magic on the 14th (Sat) at Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney, have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, make a trip to Anaheim Packing District, and admire all the interesting features of Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim journey tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Anaheim is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in July; daily highs in Anaheim reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Tours

Side Trips

Knott's Berry Farm, Heisler Park, Helicopter Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ©
Angel Stadium of Anaheim ©
Angel Stadium of Anaheim

5
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

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

Do a combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Anaheim in July, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 46°C and 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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.
Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, and admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take a stroll through SoMa, and explore and take pictures at AT&T Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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