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: Dammam
Fly:  29​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Watsonville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Dammam

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and China Beach will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Twin Peaks. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get outside with Basically Free Bike Rentals, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to San Francisco is minus 11 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dammam in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 27°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Watsonville.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Watsonville

Watsonville ©
Watsonville is a city in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moss Landing State Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Watsonville trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Watsonville by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Watsonville, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Watsonville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moss Landing State Beach
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Moss Landing State Beach ©
Moss Landing State Beach

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Watsonville to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Watsonville in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Manhattan Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Hermosa Beach and see Hermosa Beach Pier, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, MOCA Grand Avenue, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Watts Towers.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica State Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Visit Black's Beach and Children's Pool for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, stroll through San Diego Zoo, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego custom trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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.
On the 27th (Wed), make a trip to The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum