17 days in Seattle, California & Las Vegas Itinerary

17 days in Seattle, California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5

2
nights
Seattle

Emerald City

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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Alki Beach and Lower Big Quilcene Trail. There's lots more to do: browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seattle online trip builder.

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Seattle at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

3
nights
San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien capture your imagination. Visiting Alcatraz Island and China Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, stroll through Marshall’s Beach, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

1
night
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 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

4
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Half Dome and Lembert Dome. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and make a trip to Washburn Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 38°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

3
nights
Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and Will Rogers State Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles route planning website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be warmer, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally shop like a local with The Strip.

To plan Las Vegas vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

California travel guide

4
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.