23 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

23 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Ferry to Rhodes, Fly to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Ferry to Marmaris

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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip app.

Marmaris, Turkey to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Marmaris to Los Angeles is minus 11 hours. While traveling from Marmaris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in July: high temperatures in Monterey hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Pothole Dome, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Monterey in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and tee off at Lincoln Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and wander the streets of The Strip.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.