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

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

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

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Bronson Caves. Attractions like The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at The Grove, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
On the 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 23rd (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco route maker .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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