22 days in Las Vegas & West Coast Itinerary

22 days in Las Vegas & West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in Las Vegas & West Coast Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and try to win big at New York New York Casino.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online travel route planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Casinos, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Alki Beach, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seattle online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

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

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 12th (Fri), look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery, look for gifts at Beach Books, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, and finally stroll through Cannon Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach sightseeing planner.

Getting from Seattle to Cannon Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Beach Books
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Bronze Coast Gallery ©
Bronze Coast Gallery
Beach Books ©
Beach Books

few
hours
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, and then kick back and relax at Butterfly Beach.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Santa Barbara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Butterfly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Jaffurs Wine Cellars ©
Jaffurs Wine Cellars

4
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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway for their historical value. Relax by the water at Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Manhattan Beach in Manhattan Beach, approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, stroll through Playa Del Rey Beach, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Black's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, stop by The Cheese Shop, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carmel trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Carmel by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in October; daily highs in Carmel reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at China Beach and San Gregorio State Beach. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellersfor plenty of shopping. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Rockaway Beach in Pacifica, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, wander the streets of Marina District, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner .

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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