61 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Santa Barbara
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San Diego
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Palm Springs
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Las Vegas
— 12 nights
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Monterey
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Napa
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Anaheim Packing District, &more) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market). Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and cruise along Mulholland Drive.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route builder site.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 5 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Sunstone Winery (in Santa Ynez), Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura) and Foxen Vineyard & Winery (in Santa Maria). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, do a tasting at Rusack Vineyards, and don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara visit planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Santa Barbara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 7 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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego holiday planner.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Santa Barbara in December, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs — 5 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Springs: Riverside National Cemetery (in Riverside), California Overland Desert Excursions (in Borrego Springs) and Joshua Tree National Park (Eureka Peak, Climbing Tours, &more).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip app.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Palm Springs can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 12 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Henderson (Lion Habitat Ranch & Green Valley Range) and Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas driving holiday website.

You can fly from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, Las Vegas is slightly colder than Palm Springs - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Monterey.
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Monterey — 4 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Monterey Bay Food Tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Monterey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Monterey sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 7 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Pothole Dome, hike along Four Mile Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Napa.
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Napa — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Modus Operandi Cellars, &more), Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery & Thumbprint Cellars) and Calistoga (Clos Pegase Winery & Vincent Arroyo Winery). Dedicate the 16th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: walk around Sonoma Plaza, learn about winemaking at Robert Biale Vineyards, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, and appreciate the views at Swanson Vineyards Salon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Napa trip maker app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Napa, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 25th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

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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 January, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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California travel guide

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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.
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