9 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

9 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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9 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  7​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Miami

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel planner.

Miami to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to Las Vegas. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Miami in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 57°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disney California Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: laugh and play at SeaWorld San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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