50 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

50 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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50 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  28​h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Mammoth Lakes
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Las Vegas
— 12 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dammam

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip website .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Dammam to San Francisco. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dammam in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino) and Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, get a taste of the local shopping with Patrick Amiot, enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Healdsburg day trip site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Healdsburg when traveling from San Francisco in January, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Guerneville, Sharpsteen Museum, Patrick Amiot, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Mendocino Coast
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast

4
nights
Napa

Napa ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen), Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma) and Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Cliff Lede Vineyards, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Napa trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Healdsburg to Napa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Napa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sonoma, St. Helena, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

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.
Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Truckee (Tahoe Donner Cross Country & Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters) and Tahoe Cross Country (in Tahoe City). There's lots more to do: gear up at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, take in the awesome beauty at Jobs Peak, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and examine the collection at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip maker site .

Drive from Napa to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Napa in January, expect South Lake Tahoe to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Truckee, Emerald Bay State Park, Tahoe Cross Country
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
St Theresa Catholic Church ©
St Theresa Catholic Church

6
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 19th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

Plan my day in Mammoth Lakes using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in January, Mammoth Lakes is slightly colder at night with lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in January, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll through La Jolla Cove, and find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Diego using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in San Diego sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

12
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Green Valley Range (in Henderson) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Las Vegas. On the 15th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Green Valley Range, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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