23 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

23 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, shop like a local with The Strip, and try to win big at Casino at the MGM Grand.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip website.

Prague, Czech Republic to Las Vegas is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Prague to Las Vegas. When traveling from Prague in September, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Fun & Games

San Diego

— 3 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and appreciate the history behind Guitar Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, get a new perspective on nature at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and then discover the deep blue sea with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara travel planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by Bookshop Santa Cruz, get a dose of the wild on Elkhorn Slough Safari, and then admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
On the 16th (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour builder website.

Drive from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Santa Cruz in September, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Union Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

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.