30 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Las Vegas Itinerary

30 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Las Vegas Itinerary

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30 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Joplin
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 12 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Joplin

9
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and El Pescador State Beach. Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Carpinteria State Beach (in Carpinteria) and Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

Joplin to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Joplin to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Joplin in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 79°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Carpinteria, Malibu, Disneyland Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©

12
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. Visit Bodega Dunes and Sand Dollar Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner), Bodega Bay (Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, St. Teresa of Avila Church, & more) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, enjoy the sand and surf at Goat Rock Beaches, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, St. Helena, California, Goat Rock Beach, Stonestreet Winery
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

8
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Sanders Family Winery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Pahrump Valley Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Lion Habitat Ranch (in Henderson), Atlatl Rock (in Overton) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). Spend the 25th (Thu) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 104°F and lows about 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pahrump, Overton, Willow Beach, Lion Habitat Ranch
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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