8 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Las Vegas Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Las Vegas Itinerary

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8 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Las Vegas Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  7​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Newark

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and de Young Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Musee Mecanique. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take a tour of USS Pampanito.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online attractions planner

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Francisco. In December, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Newark - with highs of 58°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

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Point Isabel
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Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Neon Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Strip, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas journey planner

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in December since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 39°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

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