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: Brussels
train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
End: Brussels

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online day trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): trek along Scenic Road Walkway and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. July in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

3
nights
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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

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

Getting from Carmel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

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Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 31st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planner .

You can 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 taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder 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 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to The Strip.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Las Vegas Shooting Center ©
Las Vegas Shooting Center

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