8 days in Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Richmond

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Greystone Mansion and Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Glendale Galleria, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Americana at Brand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Seal Beach, then kick back and relax at Redondo Beach, and then stop by Edelweiss Chocolate Factory.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel route builder tool .

Richmond to Los Angeles is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Richmond to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Richmond in December, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 69°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glendale, Beverly Hills, Redondo Beach, Seal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Greystone Mansion and Park ©
Greystone Mansion and Park
The Americana at Brand ©
The Americana at Brand
Glendale Galleria ©
Glendale Galleria

1
night
Las Vegas

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 (Sun): see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, browse the different shops at Fashion Show Mall, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars, then try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and finally browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 57°F and lows at 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
The Forum Shops at Caesars ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 24th (Tue), browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa Monica Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, stroll through 1,000 Steps Beach, and then take a stroll through Old Pasadena.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 69°F and lows are around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Pasadena, Laguna Beach, Santa Monica Mountains, The Americana at Brand
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Old Pasadena ©
Old Pasadena
Pacific Marine Mammal Center ©
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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