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: Copenhagen
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Luis Obispo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pacific Grove
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Lancaster
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Long Beach
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Copenhagen

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.
On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsi Lai Temple, identify plant and animal life at Eaton Canyon, and then take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Los Angeles. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Eaton Canyon, Hsi Lai Temple
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Hsi Lai Temple ©
Hsi Lai Temple

2
nights
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Visit Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Dallidet Adobe and Gardens for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fisherman's Beach and Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Bubblegum Alley, get engrossed in the history at Old Mission Gift Shop and Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tap It Brewing Company, and take in the exciting artwork at Steynberg Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo journey planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Luis Obispo, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art ©
Museum of Art
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Bubblegum Alley ©
Bubblegum Alley

1
night
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pacific Grove road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Pacific Grove takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, you will find days in Pacific Grove are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Pinos Lighthouse ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Pacific Grove to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Vikingsholm and Tallac Historic Site are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Van Sickle Bi-State Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiva Beach, and shop like a local with Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Charcoal Kilns and then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park travel route planning website .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 45°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Charcoal Kilns ©
Charcoal Kilns

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The LINQ Promenade and Food Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Shelby American Inc. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, enjoy the dining and entertainment at Alibi Las Vegas, look for all kinds of wild species at Clark County Wetlands Park, and browse the different shops at Jojo's Jerky.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

6
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
Lancaster is a charter city in northern Los Angeles County, in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert in Southern California. Your inner history buff will appreciate Calico Ghost Town and Tehachapi Loop. Step off the beaten path and head to Running Horse Ranch and Indian Wells Brewing Company. Explore Lancaster's surroundings by going to El Mirage Lake (in Adelanto), Tangleweed Farm (in Tehachapi) and Pyramid Lake Recreation Area (in Gorman). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, examine the collection at Air Force Flight Test Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Kill Bill Church.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Lancaster takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Lancaster to be slightly colder, temps between 43°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tehachapi, Running Horse Ranch, Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Air Force Flight Test Museum, Indian Wells Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Calico Ghost Town ©
Calico Ghost Town
Tehachapi Loop ©
Tehachapi Loop

6
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
You'll get in some beach time at Mother's Beach and City Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aquarium of the Pacific and Rancho Los Cerritos. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Queen Mary, enjoy the sand and surf at Rosie's Dog Beach, explore the world behind art at Long Beach Museum of Art, and catch a live event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Long Beach driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Lancaster to Long Beach in 2 hours. When traveling from Lancaster in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Long Beach: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific
Rancho Los Cerritos ©
Rancho Los Cerritos
Rancho Los Alamitos ©
Rancho Los Alamitos

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