18 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

18 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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18 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Pune

1
day
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then stop by Glasshouse Studio, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle journey planner.

Pune, India to Seattle is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Pune to Seattle. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then try your luck at The Mirage, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary site .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollyhock House. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and shop like a local with Annenberg Space for Photography.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at North Dome and McGurk Meadow. Spend the 30th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Popular historic sites such as SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Fort Point are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at Exploratorium, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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