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
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: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take a memorable tour with Tours, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas route builder app .

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 warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 74°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey builder site .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 Outdoors Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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