9 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

9 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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9 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Philadelphia

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, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, wander the streets of The Strip, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour builder website .

Philadelphia to Las Vegas is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in March, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Neighborhoods
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, and then trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo and then enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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