30 days in California, Las Vegas & Phoenix Itinerary

30 days in California, Las Vegas & Phoenix Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Sacramento
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Phoenix
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco — 7 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Oakland California Temple (in Oakland). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco online tour planner.

Manila, Philippines to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manila in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sacramento.
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Sacramento

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sacramento trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Sacramento to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally hike along Mariposa Grove. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. In June, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder than Sacramento - with highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 4 nights

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Change things up with a short trip to Nevada State Museum in Carson City (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe, get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach, and stroll through Rubicon Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe online trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 4 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip app.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Las Vegas is warmer than South Lake Tahoe - with highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 5 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Explore Phoenix's surroundings by going to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (in Scottsdale), Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo (in Prescott) and Spas (in Sedona). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Arizona Distilling Co.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Phoenix, expect temperatures between 48°C during the day and 34°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.
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San Diego — 2 nights

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 13th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online route maker.

Getting from Phoenix to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in July, you will find days in San Diego are cooler (29°C), and nights are little chillier (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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California travel guide

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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.
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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.
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Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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