25 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

25 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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25 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Ljubljana

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and China Beach. There's much more to do: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, cast your line with a fishing tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Ljubljana to San Francisco. When traveling from Ljubljana in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cannery Row, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then trek along Point Lobos.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Carmel trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Nature 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

5
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 in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. For shopping fun, head to Ansel Adams Gallery or Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Meeks Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and then kick back and relax at Pope Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiva Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

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.
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Marston House Museum will appeal to history buffs. USS Midway Museum and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego visit app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to San Diego in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from South Lake Tahoe, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Head to Hammer Museum and The Grovefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Robertson Boulevard, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Robertson Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
On the 13th (Fri), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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