30 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

30 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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30 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  6​h 15​min
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Jerusalem

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and China Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco journey planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Jerusalem to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jerusalem in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
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 7th (Wed): shop like a local with Carmel Art Association and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Carmel tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. August in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

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.
Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Grove. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Carmel to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Carmel in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland 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.
USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego will appeal to museum buffs. Attractions like La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip maker .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Willow Beach in Fort Mohave, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The Strip, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, push the limits with an extreme tour, and examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nevada Falls Loop and Panorama Trail. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and hike along Four Mile Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Yosemite National Park to be cooler, temps between 32°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum and Vikingsholm are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Speed Boats Tours and Sand Harbor will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory in New Washoe City (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and take an in-depth tour of Tallac Historic Site.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe day trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sand Harbor, Emerald Bay State Park, Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park