26 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

26 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Start: Newark
Fly:  7 h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
St. Helena
— 1 day
+2
Bus + Train + Bus:  7 h 15 min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  7 h 45 min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Los Angeles
— 14 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Newark

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, thentake in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and finally catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, thensee the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Silicon Valley, and finally get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco journey site.

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 changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Silicon Valley
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

1
day
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 27th (Mon), do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, thendo a tasting at Castello di Amorosa, and finally learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St. Helena day trip planning website.

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in St. Helena to be little chillier, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Beringer Vineyards ©
Beringer Vineyards
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, thenview the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel route builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus and train from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from St. Helena in May: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 65°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Popular historic sites such as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego trip maker app.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to San Diego takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Diego, with highs around 71°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

14
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Six Flags Magic Mountain. Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, &more), Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & The Disney Gallery) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip tool.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 62°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Two Rodeo Drive, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Let the collections at The Neon Museum and Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Willow Beach and Escape Adventures. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas visit planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 103°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach, Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
Highlights from your plan
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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