3 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

3 days in Las Vegas & California Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 1 day
San Francisco
— 2 nights


Las Vegas — 1 day

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder.

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 3rd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping
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California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.