51 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

51 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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51 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Malmo
+2
train + foot + Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  17​h 15​min
End: Malmo

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 14th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, take a stroll through SoMa, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

Malmo, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Malmo in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

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

5
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Explore St. Helena's surroundings by going to Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma), The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum (in Napa) and Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, & more). Dedicate the 18th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and explore and take pictures at Simraceway Performance Driving Center.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our St. Helena online trip maker .

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Napa, Healdsburg, Simraceway Performance Driving Center, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

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.
Step out of South Lake Tahoe to go to Tahoe City and see Truckee River Bike Trail, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe day trip website .

You can drive from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in September, expect South Lake Tahoe to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Truckee River Bike Trail, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Mt. Tallac Trail ©
Mt. Tallac Trail
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

7
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and get great views at Tunnel View.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
When in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Manzanar National Historic Site in Independence, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail, and cruise along Generals Hwy.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary planning site .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

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

7
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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and enjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center.

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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. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Tours

Side Trips

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

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