15 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

15 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
7
Santa Monica
— 1 night
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Twin Peaks, Union Square, Japanese Tea Garden, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll around Golden Gate Park, thensnap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Twin Peaks, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, thenwander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, thensee the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning app.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in May, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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.
You've now added Valley View to your itinerary. On the 12th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, thenadmire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thentake some stellar pictures from Valley View, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): stroll around Mariposa Grove, hike along Wawona Meadow, thenget great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Valley View ©
Valley View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Mammoth Mountain, thenhike along Earthquake Fault, thenexplore the striking landscape at Devils Postpile National Monument, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument
Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain
Earthquake Fault ©
Earthquake Fault

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, thenadmire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park travel planner.

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
Hoover Dam has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thenzoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally have fun at Strip Gun Club.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Diego Air & Space Museum, SeaWorld San Diego and San Diego Zoo. On the 18th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego and then see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, stroll through Windansea Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Air & Space Museum ©
San Diego Air & Space Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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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.
You've added Santa Monica Pier, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Stearns Wharf, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, thenkick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally explore and take pictures at 26-Mile Bike Path.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Santa Monica takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and tram. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Knott's Berry Farm, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Broad and Griffith Observatory. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady Queen of Angels.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning tool.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Knott's Berry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Haunted Mansion ©
Haunted Mansion
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum

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