29 days in California, Utah & Nevada Itinerary

29 days in California, Utah & Nevada Itinerary

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29 days in California, Utah & Nevada Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Park City
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Dublin

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.
Popular historic sites such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, don't miss a visit to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and wander the streets of Art District.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Dublin in January, plan for warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Lions, Tigers & Bears. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

1
day
Park City

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Silver Lake and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Park City online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Park City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Park City due to the time zone difference. In January, Park City is cooler than San Diego - with highs of 0°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Park City

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Silver Lake
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Silver Lake ©
Silver Lake

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. There's much more to do: try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, see a show at Casino at the MGM Grand, and don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

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You can fly from Park City to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Park City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Park City in January, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Taste Morgan. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Carmel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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.
Bring the kids along to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at North Dome, fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, and get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park ©
North Dome ©
North Dome

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 Fort Funston National Park. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of North Beach, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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