19 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

19 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Seattle
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 2 nights
Fly
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Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Chukar Cherries and then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle itinerary planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in March, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping

Cannon Beach

— 3 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Hug Point State Recreation Site and Ecola State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Adelaide's Coffee House / Tapestry Rose Yarn Shop and Wheeler Station Antiques. Get out of town with these interesting Cannon Beach side-trips: Myrtlewood Factory Outlet Garibaldi (in Garibaldi), Tillamook Country Smoker (in Bay City) and Jack's Country Store (in Ocean Park). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Cannon Beach Bookstore, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bronze Coast Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach tour site.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Cannon Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hood River

— 2 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 30th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, learn about winemaking at Springhouse Cellar, and then learn about winemaking at Syncline Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Columbia Hills State Park, stop by Klindt's Bookstore, look for gifts at Foothills Yarn and Fiber, then relax in the rural setting at Hood River Lavender Farms, and finally look for gifts at Apple Valley Country Store.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River online attractions planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Hood River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Calistoga

— 1 night
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for gifts at Calistoga Pottery, look for gifts at Napa Valley Olive Oil, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then stop by Dean & DeLuca, then learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Calistoga online tour planner.

Getting from Hood River to Calistoga by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Hood River, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Calistoga, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

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 2nd (Tue): get great views at Twin Peaks, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco planning site.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Calistoga in April, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Shopping · Nature

Carmel

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, stop by Trio Carmel, look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, then stroll through Asilomar State Beach, and finally look for gifts at The Cheese Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Carmel day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Simeon

— 1 night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Cambria Nursery and Florist, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Simeon day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in April, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

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 6th (Sat), wander the streets of State Street Underpass, don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, stop by The Sacred Space, then look for gifts at Chocolate Maya, and finally look for gifts at Italian Pottery Outlet. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Sort This Out Cellars, stop by The Good Life, pause for some serene contemplation at Bethania Lutheran Church, then browse the fresh offerings at Global Gardens, and finally stop by Olive HIll Farm.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary website.

Drive from San Simeon to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from San Simeon, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Shopping · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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 8th (Mon): wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, and then stroll through Gower Gulch Loop.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in April since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Thu), stop by M&M'S World Las Vegas, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, buy something for everyone on your list at Fashion Show Mall, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars, and finally stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. On the next day, browse the different shops at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, then revel in the low prices at Las Vegas South Premium Outlets, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Downtown Container Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Tours

Side Trip