29 days in California, Phoenix & Las Vegas Itinerary

29 days in California, Phoenix & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden, then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for much hotter days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 45°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix trip planner.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Phoenix, with lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church ©
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Phoenix to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Relax by the water at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Step out of San Francisco to go to Bodega and see Bodega Dunes, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa, walk around Golden Gate Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco attractions website.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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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.
Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Bridgeport to see Bodie State Historic Park about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Mariposa Grove, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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