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: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo

3
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel route app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in San Francisco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Mammoth Lakes: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
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.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and West End Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe attractions planner .

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, West End Beach, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Speed Boats Tours

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and DISCOVERY Children's Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

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