17 days in San Francisco, Santa Clara & Las Vegas Itinerary

17 days in San Francisco, Santa Clara & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday maker

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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Santa Clara
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 26-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Calgary in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. You will leave for Santa Clara on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Santa Clara

— 2 nights
Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the architecture and history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis, deepen your understanding at Santa Clara University, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Peace Church, and finally find something for the whole family at California's Great America. On the next day, get your game on at K1 Speed Santa Clara, see the interesting displays at 49ers Museum, walk around Central Park, then stop by Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Vino Artist, and finally get lost in a book at Central Park Library.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Santa Clara day trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Clara in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Clara: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Las Vegas

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. For shopping fun, head to The Strip or Fashion Show Mall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City), Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get outside with Mandalay Bay Beach.

Discover how to plan a Las Vegas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Santa Clara to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Clara in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (45°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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