25 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

25 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 10 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge, Silicon Valley and Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or City Lights Booksellers. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online travel planner.

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then don't miss a visit to Ansel Adams Gallery, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Diego by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You've now added Six Flags Magic Mountain to your itinerary. Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Escape the urban bustle at Willow Beach and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum in Boulder City, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio and take a spin around town with Escape Adventures.

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Drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.