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

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

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

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Zurich

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Chinatown, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, then engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in November, with highs in San Francisco at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Union Square ©
Union Square
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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.
On the 18th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

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Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Las Vegas at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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