40 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Las Vegas Itinerary

40 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Las Vegas Itinerary

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40 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Joplin
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 12 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 14 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Joplin

13
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Whimsic Alley. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Nicholas Canyon Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Malibu (Zuma Beach, Westward Beach, & more) and Carpinteria (Carpinteria State Beach & Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve). Pack the 25th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stroll through Silver Strand Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation builder website .

Joplin to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Joplin to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Joplin in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, Dana Point, Carpinteria
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

12
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Bodega Dunes (in Bodega), St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & V. Sattui Winery) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Goat Rock Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

California, St. Helena, Jenner, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

14
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.
The Strip and The LINQ Promenade are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Mesquite (Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery & Conestoga Golf Club), Atlatl Rock (in Overton) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, and do a tasting at Pahrump Valley Winery.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 101°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mesquite, Overton, Pahrump, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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