Las Vegas is one of those places everyone is supposed to visit once and then cross of the bucket list.
Personally, Vegas isn’t my cup of tea, but who am I to judge? Maybe you like ostentatious glitter, all-you-can-eat buffets, or throwing your money at the casinos away like you’re Donald Trump failing at business.
In that case, you’ll love Vegas. And if you’re from Sweden or Norway, by the time it’s November you’ll want to be somewhere that isn’t below zero. Norwegian runs direct flights to Las Vegas from Stockholm, Oslo, and Copenhagen.
From Las Vegas, you’re just an hour’s flight away from major California cities such as San Diego, Los Angles, and San Francisco. The best way to see California is to rent a car and drive Highway 1 up the coast — unless you want to visit Yosemite or Sequoia National Park, which are both inland. Right now there are tons of cheap flights between Las Vegas to San Diego, Las Vegas to Oakland/San Francisco, and Las Vegas to Los Angeles, so you can plan your trip exactly the way you want it and still pay very little.
You can easily book open-jaw flights (open-jaw is where you fly into one city but depart from another) that send you through Vegas and have you returning home from Oakland/San Francisco or Los Angele.
Here are two examples of how this could work:
Stockholm-Las Vegas Nov 19 on Norwegian for 135 euro. Las Vegas-San Diego Nov 21 on Spirit for 61 euro (You MUST pay additional baggage check-in or carry-on fees with this airline). Rent a car in San Diego and drive north. Return your rental car in Oakland and fly back to Stockholm via Norwegian on Nov 30 for 145 euro. Your total, excluding rental car and any baggage fees, is €341.
Oslo-Oakland on Oct 18 on Norwegian for 157 euro. Rent a car when you leave the Bay Area (San Francisco and Oakland are extremely well-connected by metro, so you don’t need a car). Then when you get to San Diego, you drop your rental car off before you fly over to Vegas on Spirit for 40 euro. Your return flight from Las Vegas to Oslo is on Nov 1 on Norwegian for 143 euro. Total, excluding rental car and baggage fees, is €340.
Happy tripping! Don’t forget to send me a postcard from somewhere on US 1. If you know someone who might be interested in this deal, share this with them!
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