26 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

26 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Malibu
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
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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. On the 8th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip builder app.

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

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 9th (Wed), trek along General Grant Tree Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

5
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

Plan a Yosemite National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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Los Angeles

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.
For shopping fun, head to Two Rodeo Drive or The Grove. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 17th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by Amoeba Music, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach, then explore the striking landscape of Paramount Ranch, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malibu Hindu Temple. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Paradise Cove and then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Malibu journey website.

Drive from Los Angeles to Malibu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect nights in Malibu to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Paradise Cove ©
Paradise Cove
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

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San Diego

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, and don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego tour planner.

Getting from Malibu to San Diego by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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Las Vegas

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.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

Plan my day in Las Vegas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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