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: Amritsar
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Amritsar

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, and wander the streets of Union Square.

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Amritsar, India to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amritsar to San Francisco is minus 13 hours. When traveling from Amritsar in May, plan for cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Modus Operandi Cellars and Inglenook are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, & more). Dedicate the 26th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, get a taste of life in the country at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate, take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, and admire the natural beauty at Round Pond Estate.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the St. Helena day trip site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Rutherford, Oakville, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

2
nights
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 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. On the next day, trek along Scenic Road Walkway, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Carmel travel planning website .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. When traveling from St. Helena in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Cemetery. Spend the 1st (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, and stroll through North Dome.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Carmel in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
North Dome ©
North Dome

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, examine the collection at The Grammy Museum, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure 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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Neon Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Titanic. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at The Mirage, examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, and get curious at Bodies The Exhibition.

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You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are much warmer, around 46°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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