31 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

31 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Luis Obispo
— 2 nights
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Pacific Grove
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Lancaster
— 6 nights
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Long Beach
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Angelino Heights Historic Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Hsi Lai Temple and Eaton Canyon. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. You'll set off for San Luis Obispo on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Luis Obispo

— 2 nights
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Dallidet Adobe and Gardens and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum and Saucelito Canyon. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fisherman's Beach, take a stroll through Bubblegum Alley, sample the tasty concoctions at Tap It Brewing Company, and take an in-depth tour of Old Mission Gift Shop and Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo vacation planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Luis Obispo when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Pacific Grove

— 1 night
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pacific Grove trip site.

Getting from San Luis Obispo to Pacific Grove by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pacific Grove: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. 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 · Beaches · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Pacific Grove to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

South Lake Tahoe

— 4 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vikingsholm and Tallac Historic Site. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Dorado Beach and Pope Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kiva Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

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

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Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The LINQ Promenade and Pinball Hall of Fame. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, put a fun spin on your tour with Alibi Las Vegas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jojo's Jerky.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip app.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Lancaster

— 6 nights
Lancaster is a charter city in northern Los Angeles County, in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert in Southern California. Discover out-of-the-way places like Calico Ghost Town and Pyramid Lake Recreation Area. The BLVD and Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Lancaster side-trips: Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes), Indian Wells Brewing Company (in Inyokern) and El Mirage Lake (in Adelanto). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tehachapi Loop, take in nature's colorful creations at Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, examine the collection at Air Force Flight Test Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art & History (MOAH).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, 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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Lancaster reach 43°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Long Beach.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Long Beach

— 6 nights

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
We've included these beaches for you: City Beach and Rosie's Dog Beach. Get some historical perspective at Rancho Los Alamitos and Rancho Los Cerritos. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Aquarium of the Pacific, admire the masterpieces at Long Beach Museum of Art, deepen your understanding at California State University Long Beach, and take a stroll through Downtown Long Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Long Beach road trip planning site.

Drive from Lancaster to Long Beach in 2 hours. Traveling from Lancaster in July, you will find days in Long Beach are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.