10 days in California, Las Vegas & Seattle Itinerary

10 days in California, Las Vegas & Seattle Itinerary

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10 days in California, Las Vegas & Seattle Itinerary

Toronto
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  4​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Toronto

1
day
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

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Toronto, Canada to Santa Monica is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. August in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Los Angeles
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
day
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation planner .

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Visiting China Beach and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip app .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
day
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planning website .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by combination of subway and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Shopping, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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