13 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

13 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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13 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  21​h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then try your luck at The Mirage, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary maker .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kuwait City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in December, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
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.
On the 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, San Diego is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1
night
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): wander the streets of Montana Avenue, take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Community Beach House, and then shop like a local with Robertson Boulevard.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the West Hollywood road trip site .

West Hollywood is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Annenberg Community Beach House ©
Annenberg Community Beach House

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night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at North Dome, then explore the activities along Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from West Hollywood to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from West Hollywood in December, things will get colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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