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

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

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

Start: Austin
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fremont Street Experience as well as Grand Canyon Skywalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, then enjoy breathtaking views from Grand Canyon Skywalk, then don't miss a visit to Stratosphere Tower, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip tool .

Austin to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Austin to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon Skywalk
Highlights from your plan
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood, Griffith Observatory and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Emerald Bay State Park to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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