25 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

25 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Carmel
— 3 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder app.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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. You'll get in some beach time at Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and McWay Falls. Step out of Carmel to go to Big Sur and see Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Monterey Bay and wander the streets of Ocean Avenue.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey
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Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Kids will appreciate attractions like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tuolumne Meadows. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's lots more to do: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, shop like a local with Yosemite Museum Gallery, grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 15.5 hours. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Explore hidden gems such as Mammoth Mountain and Devils Postpile National Monument. Family-friendly places like Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Mammoth Lakes side-trips: Lee Vining (Tioga Rd, Mono Lake County Park, &more).

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip builder website.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. In July in Mammoth Lakes, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lee Vining
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Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain
Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), kick back and relax at Pope Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kiva Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): stop by Grass Roots Natural Foods and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 10th (Wed), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins, thenHead underground at Titus Canyon, thenexplore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are warmer with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning site.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In July, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Death Valley National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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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 14th (Sun), stroll through Willow Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Spring Mountains Visitor Center and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Dig This ©
Dig This
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach

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