16 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

16 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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16 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
drive:  8​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Travel Town ©
Travel Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, get great views at Washburn Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Washburn Point ©
Washburn Point

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online trip maker .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, don't miss a visit to The Shakespeare Society of America, and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Carmel day trip planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October in Carmel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Monterey, The Shakespeare Society of America, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

1
night
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Morro Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Morro Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Morro Bay, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Fri), do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company and then take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip builder .

Getting from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf
Margerum Wine Company ©
Margerum Wine Company

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at The Getty Center and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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