19 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

19 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Monterey
— 1 night
taxi:  15​min
6
Carmel
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  4​h
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Exploratorium and The Embarcadero are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Marshall’s Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
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 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and then wander the streets of Montana Avenue.

Make your Santa Monica itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in July since evenings lows in Santa Monica dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Beaches, #Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 24th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online day trip planner .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 30th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row and then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

#Beaches, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

few
hours
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Carmel Mission, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary planner .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

#Beaches, #Nature, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): stroll through La Jolla Cove.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary planner.

Getting from Carmel to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in July: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 29°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Titanic, shop like a local with The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation builder site .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are much hotter, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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