10 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

10 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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10 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Anaheim
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel route builder website .

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

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

You can drive from Las Vegas to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Anaheim to be somewhat warmer, temps between 71°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

3
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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Anaheim in December; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 46°F and lows reach 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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