24 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

24 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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24 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Monterey
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  26​h
End: Chennai

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get a sense of the local culture at Exploratorium and Fisherman's Wharf. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and learn about all things military at USS Pampanito.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco driving holiday planning site .

Chennai, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Chennai to San Francisco. Traveling from Chennai in May, things will get colder in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Bodie State Historic Park and Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark are in your itinerary. Visiting Glacier Point and North Dome will get you outdoors. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Mono County Museum in Bridgeport, approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bridgeport
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Griffith Observatory and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Neon Museum and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and Titanic. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, browse the exhibits of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, and see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Zabriskie Point and Badwater Basin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Artists Dr and Mosaic Canyon. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, and stroll through Gower Gulch Loop.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park road trip site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, view the masterpieces at artifacts gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery & Florist, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Simeon road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Carmel Art Association and Jameson Classic Motorcycle Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Point Lobos and Pfeiffer State Beach. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Coast Gallery Big Sur, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, & more). Spend the 21st (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, stroll through Carmel River State Beach, and take a memorable drive along Seventeen Mile Drive.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey vacation site .

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in May, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Jameson Classic Motorcycle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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