17 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

17 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

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.
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New York City to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Seattle when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 9th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then see the interesting displays at Freakybuttrue Peculiarium, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and then admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Portland road trip tool.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at de Young Museum, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take a tour of USS Pampanito. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monterey online road trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Monterey are little chillier (70°F), and nights are a bit warmer (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then explore the world behind art at The Broad. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation builder app.

You can fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Monterey - with highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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 18th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Pacific Beach, then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Counts Kustoms and The Neon Museum. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, get your game on at Dig This, browse the exhibits of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, and take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (101°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (77°F). You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure