20 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

20 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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20 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Palo Alto
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pacific Grove
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
4
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
7
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Dubai

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Vacaville Premium Outlets has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and China Beach. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Vacaville Premium Outlets
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

few
hours
Palo Alto

Palo Alto
You've now added Silicon Valley to your itinerary.

Plan my day in Palo Alto using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from San Francisco to Palo Alto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Palo Alto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Parks Outdoors Nightlife
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1
night
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. On the 29th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then stroll through Asilomar State Beach, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pacific Grove vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Palo Alto to Pacific Grove takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Palo Alto in July, things will get slightly colder in Pacific Grove: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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hours
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur holiday maker app .

Traveling by bus from Pacific Grove to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

1
night
Santa Barbara

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 31st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then take a stroll through State Street Underpass, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Barbara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. When traveling from Big Sur in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory as well as Santa Monica Pier. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Grove make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip 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 August, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You've now added Disneyland Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park and then look for gifts at The Lego Store. On your second day here, make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Anaheim online vacation builder .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In August, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Lego Store ©
The Lego Store

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Hoover Dam Bypass and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, head outdoors with Green Valley Range, then have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, then stroll through Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Anaheim in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Green Valley Range
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Green Valley Range ©
Green Valley Range
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes USS Midway Museum as well as Balboa Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Jolla Cove and SeaWorld San Diego. Get in touch with nature at San Diego Zoo and Children's Pool.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego attractions tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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