22 days in California, Las Vegas & Phoenix Itinerary

22 days in California, Las Vegas & Phoenix Itinerary

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22 days in California, Las Vegas & Phoenix Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
San Jose
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Beverly Hills
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
8
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder app .

Adelaide, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Adelaide to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in November, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): hike along Limekiln Trail and then walk around Martial Cottle Park.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Limekiln Trail
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Martial Cottle Park ©
Martial Cottle Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get great views at Washburn Point, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Tioga Pass, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and car from San Jose to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from San Jose, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
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Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. On the 27th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Revolver Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, get a taste of the local shopping with Robertson Boulevard, then cruise along Mulholland Drive, and finally stop by Fred Segal.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beverly Hills tour itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Beverly Hills takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in Beverly Hills to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

West Hollywood
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Fred Segal ©
Fred Segal
Mulholland Drive ©
Mulholland Drive
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll around Ocean View Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then explore the landscape on two wheels at South Bay Bicycle Trail, and finally stop by Bergamot Station.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip itinerary tool .

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Beverly Hills. In November, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
South Bay Bicycle Trail ©
South Bay Bicycle Trail

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Santa Monica in November since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: try out the rides at Downtown Disney and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Anaheim holiday builder tool .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In December in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, then see Off-Road Tours, and then stroll around Michael S Wolfson Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Palm Springs can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Michael S Wolfson Park
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Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll around Balboa Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego day trip website .

You can drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

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You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, look for gifts at Circle 6 Studios, and then ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix attractions website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Phoenix. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

KOLI Equestrian Center
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center

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