31 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

31 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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31 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder website .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app .

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. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, hike along Moro Rock, stroll through Congress Trail, and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour builder website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, plan for colder days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa 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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas planning tool .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and get curious at California Science Center.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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