24 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

24 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
6
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
8
Cima
— 2 nights
9
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
10
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
11
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
12
Santa Maria
— 1 night
13
Big Sur
— 3 nights

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alcatraz Island as well as Golden Gate Bridge. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder website.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In May, San Francisco is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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night
Sacramento

Sacramento
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Sacramento Waterfront. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Old Sacramento Waterfront.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sacramento travel route website.

Getting from San Francisco to Sacramento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums

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South Lake Tahoe

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.
To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe sightseeing app.

Drive from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in May, expect South Lake Tahoe to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. On the 15th (Fri), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mariposa Grove as well as Yosemite Falls. On the 15th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Mariposa Grove.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip app.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grant Grove as well as Giant Forest.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip simple and quick.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Racetrack, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and Badwater Basin. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Racetrack.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park travel planning site.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. In May, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
The Racetrack ©
The Racetrack
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam Bypass as well as Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cima.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hoover Dam Bypass ©
Hoover Dam Bypass
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument ©

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nights
Cima

Cima ©
Cima is a small unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California, in the United States. You've now added Mojave National Preserve to your itinerary.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Cima road trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Cima by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Cima is 1 hour. May in Cima sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Cima

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mojave National Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Mojave National Preserve ©
Mojave National Preserve

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wonderland of Rocks. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks.

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You can drive from Cima to Joshua Tree National Park in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cima in May, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hollyhock House, Hollywood Sign, TCL Chinese Theatres, and other attractions.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder tool.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Santa Monica State Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Monica sightseeing tool.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. May in Santa Monica sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria attractions website.

Drive from Santa Monica to Santa Maria in 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Monica in May, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Santa Maria. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pfeiffer State Beach.

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Getting from Santa Maria to Big Sur by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Santa Maria in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Big Sur, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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