8 days in Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Matador State Beach and Wilson Creek Winery. Head to Universal CityWalk Hollywood and Camarillo Premium Outletsfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Temecula (Wine Tours & Tastings & Europa Village). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, stroll through Santa Monica Bay, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are much warmer (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). On the 20th (Sun), you're off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Do your shopping at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and The Forum Shops at Caesars. There's much more to do: have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and get lovey-dovey at Chapel of the Flowers.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods