15 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

15 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Beirut

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 23rd (Fri), shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace. On the next day, wander the streets of Union Square, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip site .

Beirut, Lebanon to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to San Francisco is minus 10 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Beirut in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 26th (Mon), you're off toLos Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours

3
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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenuefor plenty of shopping. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Farmers Market). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Fly from Carmel to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Fort Mohave and see Willow Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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 (Sun), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, then take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego journey planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Autry Museum of the American West ©
Autry Museum of the American West

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