10 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

10 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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10 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + train + bus:  7​h
4
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Pittsburgh

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route planning tool .

Pittsburgh to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles. Traveling from Pittsburgh in October, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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night
Carmel

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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then hike along Point Lobos.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carmel road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get a bit cooler in Carmel: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Carlos Cathedral
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

1
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 7th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Carmel in October since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pudding Creek Beach, then contemplate the long history of Ford House Museum, and finally stroll through Noyo Headlands Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Highlight Gallery, enjoy the sea views from Point Cabrillo Light Station, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glass Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Bragg day trip website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Fort Bragg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Fort Bragg: highs are around 79°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mendocino
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Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach
Ford House Museum ©
Ford House Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Limantour Beach and then stroll through China Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Fort Bragg to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Fort Bragg in October, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Limantour Beach
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Limantour Beach ©
Limantour Beach
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
China Beach ©
China Beach

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, then wander the streets of The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online holiday planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Willow Beach
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic

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