14 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

14 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carmel
Drive
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Big Sur
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Malibu
Drive
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Santa Monica
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
Drive
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Kernville
— 1 night
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito Boardwalk, Alcatraz Island, and other attractions you added.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip builder.

Milan, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In June, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Carmel are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day by day itinerary now includes McWay Falls. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur day trip planning site.

You can drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Big Sur are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature · Parks
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Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Barbara Harbor. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the waterfront at Santa Barbara Harbor.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara route builder.

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Malibu.
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Malibu

Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Malibu Pier has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Malibu Pier.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Malibu online trip builder.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Malibu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Malibu are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Monica.
Highlights from your trip

Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. On the 24th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip planner.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Malibu. In June, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

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 Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Sign and Newport Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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 list of things to see and do now includes Point Loma, Old Town San Diego, La Jolla Cove, and other attractions. On the 25th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Embarcadero and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, then don't miss a visit to Old Town San Diego, and then walk around La Jolla Cove.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fremont Street Experience as well as The Strip. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): shop like a local with The Strip.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation builder site.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 29°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Badwater Basin, Devil's Golf Course, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally get all the information you need at Furnace Creek Visitor Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 43°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Kernville.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks

Kernville

— 1 night
Kernville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the southern Sierra Nevada, in Kern County, California, United States. To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kernville road trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Kernville in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June: highs in Kernville hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kernville

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Giant Forest. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kernville to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Kernville in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.