35 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

35 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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35 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Trinidad
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Pescadero
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Carmel
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Dublin

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Rockaway Beach. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Beach and see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of North Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip tool .

Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dublin to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in July, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful Geyser of California, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bothe-Napa State Park.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the St. Helena trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in St. Helena are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Calistoga, Balloon Rides, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful Geyser of California ©
Old Faithful Geyser of California
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Pope Beach and Lakeside Beach. Popular historic sites such as Vikingsholm and Tallac Historic Site are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Lake Tahoe: River Rafting & Tubing (in Lotus) and Sand Harbor (in Incline Village). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm, and try your luck at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe sightseeing app .

You can drive from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from St. Helena in August since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sand Harbor, Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay State Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

5
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 outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and North Dome. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. In August in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, then take a leisurely stroll along Trinidad Harbor, then stroll through Trinidad State Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Trinidad in 9 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Trinidad are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pescadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary ©

1
night
Pescadero

Pescadero ©
Pescadero is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California two miles (3 km) east of State Route 1 and Pescadero State Beach. On the 17th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Pigeon Point Light Station, then trek along Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay State Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pescadero day trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trinidad to Pescadero. Traveling from Trinidad in August, things will get a bit warmer in Pescadero: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Pescadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Half Moon Bay
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Pigeon Point Light Station ©
Pigeon Point Light Station

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 18th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then hike along Point Lobos. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Pescadero to Carmel takes 2 hours. While traveling from Pescadero, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Cannery Row
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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 Black's Beach. Popular historic sites such as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mormon Battalion Historic Site are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and explore the striking landscape at Point Loma.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in August: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 30°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Santa Monica Pier and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. On your second day here, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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