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: Exeter
train + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Exeter

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 19th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then walk around Balboa Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego day trip planning website .

Exeter, UK to San Diego is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In March in San Diego, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): shop like a local with The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: have fun at The Little Vegas Chapel, then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 23rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip builder app .

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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.
Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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