25 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

25 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
2
West Hollywood
— 1 night
3
Calabasas
— 1 night
4
Santa Monica
— 1 day
5
Malibu
— 1 night
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
7
Anaheim
— 2 nights
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
9
Palm Springs
— 1 night
10
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
11
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
12
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
13
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
14
San Francisco
— 1 night

4
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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 lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles planner.

Noumea, New Caledonia to Los Angeles is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Caledonia Standard Time (NCT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 19 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Bay
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
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. On the 17th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Melrose Avenue, take a stroll through Sunset Strip, contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, and finally learn more about the world around you at Museum of Jurassic Technology.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the West Hollywood visit site.

West Hollywood is very close to Los Angeles. January in West Hollywood sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to 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
Greystone Mansion and Park ©
Greystone Mansion and Park
Museum of Jurassic Technology ©
Museum of Jurassic Technology

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Calabasas Commons, thenexplore the striking landscape of Paramount Ranch, and then walk around Malibu Creek State Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Calabasas attractions planning site.

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

1
day
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), admire all the interesting features of 26-Mile Bike Path, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, thenmake a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Calabasas to Santa Monica takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough 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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night
Malibu

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

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Malibu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors Beaches 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.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, thenget to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara travel planning tool.

Drive from Malibu to Santa Barbara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Malibu in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Barbara, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive 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

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim road trip app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Anaheim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Anaheim are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
On the 24th (Thu), stroll through Children's Pool and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon and then steep yourself in history at Indian Canyons.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palm Springs holiday 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. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. 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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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 27th (Sun), get your game on at The Roller Coaster, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas travel route builder.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in January, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough 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
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
day
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): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point and then walk around Mariposa Grove. On the next day, hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are warmer (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
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, thensnap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): engage your brain at Exploratorium, thentake in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and then stroll around Crissy Field.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning site.

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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