8 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & San Francisco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in March, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning app.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, examine the collection at de Young Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning site.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods