10 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

10 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes A Day in LA Tours. On the 19th (Sat), take in the local landmarks with A Day in LA Tours.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online holiday maker.

Richmond to Los Angeles is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In December, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Richmond - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

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 21st (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally ponder the world of politics at San Francisco City Hall. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and then get great views at Battery Spencer.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Washburn Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 14°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature
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Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas route app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 57°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.