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: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood as well as Paramount Pictures - Studio Tours. Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and California Science Center make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and catch a movie at TCL Chinese Theatres.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in December, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
You've added M&M'S World Las Vegas, The Beatles - Love - Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, and shop like a local with The Strip.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Las Vegas trip simple and quick.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster
M&M'S World Las Vegas ©
M&M'S World Las Vegas

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Knott's Berry Farm. Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Anaheim in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Anaheim at 25°C and lows at 9°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Knott's Berry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. You've now added Pismo Beach Premium Outlets to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), browse the different shops at Pismo Beach Premium Outlets.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach vacation planning website .

Drive from Anaheim to Pismo Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pismo Beach, with lows of 6°C. On the 21st (Sat), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pismo Beach Premium Outlets ©
Pismo Beach Premium Outlets

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Lights Booksellers.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online day trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Pismo Beach to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Pismo Beach in December, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

4
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 24th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Adventure Mountain.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe visit planning site .

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Heavenly Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Heavenly Mountain Resort ©
Heavenly Mountain Resort

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
On the 27th (Fri), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then make a trip to Lombard Street. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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