18 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

18 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights

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.
The Strip and The Mob Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and have some family-friendly fun at Axehole Vegas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Las Vegas is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Las Vegas, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 47°C and 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Diego driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in San Diego to be slightly colder, around 23°C, while days are much colder, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and The Wende Museum of the Cold War. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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