19 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

19 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  25​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Half Moon Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
7
Cambria
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
8
Cayucos
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
9
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
10
Pismo Beach
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
11
Solvang
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
12
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Huntington Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
14
San Juan Capistrano
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
15
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
16
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
17
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Castro, Chinatown, Union Square, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours, make a trip to Lombard Street, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip app .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to San Francisco, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

few
hours
Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mavericks.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Half Moon Bay road trip site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Half Moon Bay can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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hours
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has been added to your itinerary.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz attractions planner.

You can drive from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium and 17-Mile Drive. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cannery Row.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

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. For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Carmel tour website .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will leave for San Simeon on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hearst Castle as well as Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Simeon trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Carmel in January since evenings lows in San Simeon dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

few
hours
Cambria

Cambria
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Cambria attractions planner .

Cambria is very close to San Simeon. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will leave for Cayucos on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Tours

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hours
Cayucos

Cayucos
Cayucos is a census-designated place located on the coast in San Luis Obispo County, California along California State Route 1 between Cambria to the north and Morro Bay to the south. For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cayucos travel route builder site .

Cayucos is just a stone's throw from Cambria. Traveling from Cambria in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cayucos, with lows of 7°C. You'll set off for San Luis Obispo on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Cayucos

Wineries Parks Outdoors

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. You've now added Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo holiday planner .

San Luis Obispo is just a stone's throw from Cayucos. In January, daily temperatures in San Luis Obispo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©

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hours
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. You've now added Monarch Butterfly Grove to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pismo Beach tour builder website .

Pismo Beach is just a stone's throw from San Luis Obispo. In February, daytime highs in Pismo Beach are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove

few
hours
Solvang

Solvang
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Solvang online trip builder .

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Solvang in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Pismo Beach in February, Solvang is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Outdoors Parks

1
night
Santa Barbara

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Mission Santa Barbara as well as Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

Drive from Solvang to Santa Barbara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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hours
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntington Beach trip site .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in February since evenings lows in Huntington Beach dip to 12°C. You'll set off for San Juan Capistrano on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

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hours
San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano ©
San Juan Capistrano is a city in Orange County, California, United States. To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan Capistrano day trip planning website .

You can drive from Huntington Beach to San Juan Capistrano in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in February, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Juan Capistrano

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano ©

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado Island, La Jolla Cove, and other attractions. On the 2nd (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter. On the next day, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, then explore and take pictures at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and finally head off the coast to Coronado Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Juan Capistrano to San Diego takes 1.5 hours. February in San Diego sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Coronado Island
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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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.
You've added Fremont Street Experience, The Beatles - Love - Cirque du Soleil, Bellagio Fountains, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Fremont Street Experience.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in February since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Beach and Boardwalk as well as Hollywood Walk of Fame. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder website .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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