From ghost towns and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredible. Best of all, this Los Angeles to San Francisco itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region’s best. At any of the sights you’ll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what you’re seeing. Best of all, national park entrances are included, so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.
Day 1 Los Angeles
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Los Angeles/Laughlin
Look for celebs while heading out of town. Visit Calico Ghost Town en route to Laughlin.
Day 3 Laughlin/Grand Canyon National Park (1D)
Travel to the Grand Canyon. Take a short hike along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy sunset at the rim.
Day 4 Grand Canyon National Park/Las Vegas
Travel to Sin City, stopping at a traditional roadside burger joint along the way. Enjoy exploring the Vegas Strip, opt for a limousine tour or try your luck at the slots.
Day 5 Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas
Head to desolate Death Valley — the hottest, driest, and lowest spot in North America.
Day 6 Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park
Travel the Tioga Pass and enjoy the view of Mono Lake and the Tufa Towers. Arrive in Yosemite for trekking amongst the giant sequoias.
Day 7 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco
Enjoy an orientation to San Francisco, including attractions like Fisherman’s Wharf and the stately Golden Gate Bridge. Opt to take a cable car ride over the steep hills or set sail into the setting sun.
Day 8 San Francisco
Depart at any time.
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