29 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

29 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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29 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  21​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Irvine
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco route planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

6
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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Adventure City & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Irvine.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

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

1
night
Irvine

Irvine ©
Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Bommer Canyon Trails, put a fun spin on your tour with ClueHoo, and then stroll around Crescent Bay Point Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Irvine trip site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Irvine in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Irvine are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Irvine

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Laguna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bommer Canyon Trails ©
Bommer Canyon Trails
Crescent Bay Point Park ©
Crescent Bay Point Park

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, get curious at DISCOVERY Children's Museum, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from Irvine to Las Vegas by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Irvine in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

5
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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