24 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

24 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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24 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  18​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Budapest

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 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

Budapest, Hungary to Las Vegas is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Budapest to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 46°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. Kids will enjoy Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Maritime Museum of San Diego. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Embarcadero, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along Panorama Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Cannery Row, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in Carmel to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannery Row, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

4
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 the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and de Young Museum. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Conservatory of Flowers, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

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Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tallac Historic Site and Vikingsholm. Escape the urban bustle at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum and Sand Harbor. Step out of South Lake Tahoe to go to Tahoe City and see Gatekeeper's Museum, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, Gatekeeper's Museum, Emerald Bay State Park, Sand Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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