23 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

23 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
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San Jose
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 day
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planning tool.

Durham, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from Durham, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Tours

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in March since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Mammoth Lakes

— 1 night
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. You've now added Devils Postpile National Monument to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Devils Postpile National Monument.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes trip builder app.

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Mammoth Lakes: temperatures range from 13°C by day to -5°C at night. You will leave for South Lake Tahoe on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature · Parks

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
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.
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Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 9th (Wed), you're off to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grace Cathedral, Golden Gate Park and Fort Point. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally make a trip to Nob Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Point Reyes National Seashore

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bear Valley Visitor Center as well as Point Reyes Lighthouse. On the 11th (Fri), get answers to all your questions at Bear Valley Visitor Center and then enjoy the sea views from Point Reyes Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Point Reyes National Seashore journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, Point Reyes National Seashore is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Historic Sites

San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Natural Bridges State Beach as well as Stanford University. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and design of Stanford University and then stroll through Natural Bridges State Beach.

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Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to San Jose takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in San Jose are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll set off for Monterey on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey

— 1 day
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Monterey Bay and 17-Mile Drive. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

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Traveling by car from San Jose to Monterey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Carmel

— 1 night
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Carmel road trip app.

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In March, daytime highs in Carmel are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Big Sur

— 2 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 14th (Mon), snap pictures at Bixby Bridge. On the next day, trek along Partington Cove, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur travel route planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. March in Big Sur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 16th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Santa Barbara Art Glass, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip builder app.

Getting from Big Sur to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Scenic Drive

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Union Station, Spadena House and Mulholland Drive. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning tool.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Springs

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Painted Canyon as well as Tahquitz Canyon. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Painted Canyon.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature · Parks

Joshua Tree National Park

— 2 nights
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock and then take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Palm Springs in March, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

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You can fly from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.