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: Zurich
Fly:  14​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Santa Clarita
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
car:  9​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Zurich

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Zurich in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Clarita.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours
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2
nights
Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita ©
Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, and the 24th largest in the state of California. You've now added Six Flags Magic Mountain to your itinerary. On the 17th (Wed), make a splash at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Clarita route planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Clarita by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Clarita can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Clarita

Theme Parks
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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor ©
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Sign and LA Farmers' Market. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. See some other sides of Los Angeles: look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online day trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Clarita to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

3
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 North Premium Outlets has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Hoover Dam Bypass. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

Make your Las Vegas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
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 26th (Fri): make a trip to Olmsted Point and then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39 to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then get interesting insight from Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge and then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Filbert Steps ©
Filbert Steps

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monterey sightseeing app .

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Popular historic sites such as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mission Beach Boardwalk are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and contemplate the long history of Marston House Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Monterey to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in July: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 29°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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