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: Noumea, Grand Terre
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Calabasas
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Santa Monica
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
5
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive + bus:  8​h
12
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h
13
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
14
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Noumea, Grand Terre

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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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, get curious at California Science Center, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles attractions planner .

Noumea, New Caledonia to Los Angeles is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Noumea to Los Angeles is minus 19 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
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West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Melrose Avenue, don't miss a visit to Sunset Strip, admire all the interesting features of Greystone Mansion and Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Jurassic Technology.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our West Hollywood travel route website .

West Hollywood is very close to Los Angeles. In January, daily temperatures in West Hollywood can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Calabasas.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Museum of Jurassic Technology
Highlights from your plan
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive
Museum of Jurassic Technology ©
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Greystone Mansion and Park ©
Greystone Mansion and Park

1
night
Calabasas

Calabasas ©
Calabasas is a city in Los Angeles County, California, located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley and in the northwest Santa Monica Mountains between Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, West Hills, Hidden Hills, and Malibu, California. On the 18th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Calabasas Commons, see a world frozen in time at Paramount Ranch, and then admire the majestic nature at Malibu Creek State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Calabasas trip maker site .

Traveling by car from West Hollywood to Calabasas takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Calabasas

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Paramount Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Malibu Creek State Park ©
Malibu Creek State Park
Paramount Ranch ©
Paramount Ranch
Calabasas Commons ©
Calabasas Commons

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica tour builder .

You can drive from Calabasas to Santa Monica in an hour. January in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Malibu.

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
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 20th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach, then examine the collection at The Getty Villa, and then take a leisurely stroll along Malibu Pier.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Malibu road trip planning site .

Malibu is just a short distance from Santa Monica. In January in Malibu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Malibu Pier ©
Malibu Pier

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Malibu to Santa Barbara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Malibu in January, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

2
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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Anaheim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

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Getting from Anaheim to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon and then explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Palm Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Palm Springs sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon

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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 27th (Sun), get your game on at The Roller Coaster, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, Las Vegas is a bit cooler than Palm Springs - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in January since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 1°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in January: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field.

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Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in February, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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