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

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

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

Start: Calgary
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
End: Calgary

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Calgary, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Calgary in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Las Vegas

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 25th (Sat): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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