37 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

37 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Santa Monica
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
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Napa
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disney California Adventure Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Star Wars Launch Bay). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, Head underground at Bronson Caves, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online holiday maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica

— 3 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 10th (Sat), walk around Ocean View Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, then contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip itinerary website.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online tour planner.

Drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Mob Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see Off-Road Tours, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip maker.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Sacramento

— 2 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 21st (Wed), stroll through Capitol Park and then browse the exhibits of California State Capitol Museum. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Sacramento trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in October since evenings lows in Sacramento dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Napa

— 2 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): learn about winemaking at Judd's Hill MicroCrush and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery. On your second day here, stop by Oxbow Public Market and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Napa trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sacramento in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Napa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Crissy Field, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 15°C. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Attractions like Glacier Point and Tioga Pass make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: trek along Panorama Trail, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

Attractions like Disneyland Park and Radiator Springs Racers make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Pirates of the Caribbean, Downtown Disney District, &more), Huntington Beach Art Center (in Huntington Beach) and Corona Del Mar State Beach (in Corona del Mar). See some other sides of Los Angeles: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, have fun and explore at Travel Town, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and find something for the whole family at Knott's Berry Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.