28 days in Las Vegas, Nashville & California Itinerary

28 days in Las Vegas, Nashville & California Itinerary

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28 days in Las Vegas, Nashville & California Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Healdsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne

4
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Casinos

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 10th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then hike along Timberland Park, and then stroll through Edwin and Percy Warner Parks.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville road trip planning app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Nashville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Nashville is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect Nashville to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Nashville

#Parks, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Edwin and Percy Warner Parks ©
Edwin and Percy Warner Parks
Timberland Park ©
Timberland Park
Room Escape Games

4
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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument will thrill your kids. Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to San Diego takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nashville to San Diego. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Nashville in October, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center will thrill your kids. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are much colder (-2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

1
night
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October; daily highs in Healdsburg reach 30°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

#Tours, #Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and catch a ride on Cable Cars.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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