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:  5​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Austin to Las Vegas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. In September in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Exploratorium as well as Silicon Valley. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Silicon Valley
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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