7 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

7 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Lakes

— 1 night
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes trip builder app.

Atlanta to Mammoth Lakes is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in August: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

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Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Simeon trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 21st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Big Sur trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Simeon to Big Sur in 2 hours. While traveling from San Simeon, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, then examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, and then get engrossed in the history at Titanic. Keep things going the next day: visit The LINQ Promenade and then examine the collection at Counts Kustoms.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Big Sur to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Big Sur in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat 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 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

California travel guide

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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.