19 days in West Coast, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

19 days in West Coast, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
West Hollywood
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
9
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Mendocino
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
12
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
14
Bainbridge Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

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night
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 6th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market and then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online vacation planner .

Valletta, Malta to Seattle is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Valletta to Seattle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Valletta in September: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 7th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail and then stroll through South Kaibab Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, look for gifts at Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally get great views at Powell Point.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in September since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker site .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

Plan a trip to Death Valley National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Panamint Range ©
Panamint Range

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.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the galleries of Casa del Herrero, examine the collection at Reagan Ranch Center, then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara day trip site .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Santa Barbara by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Casa del Herrero ©
Casa del Herrero
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Reagan Ranch Center ©
Reagan Ranch Center

2
nights
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sunset Plaza, then wander the streets of Sunset Strip, then wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, and finally make a trip to Chateau Marmont.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the West Hollywood trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to West Hollywood takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in West Hollywood, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Sunset Strip ©
Sunset Strip
Chateau Marmont ©
Chateau Marmont

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, then admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from West Hollywood. Traveling from West Hollywood in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then stroll around La Jolla Shores Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur, then trek along Partington Cove, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Big Sur vacation planner .

Getting from San Diego to Big Sur by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect Big Sur to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Mon), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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night
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station, then explore the world behind art at Mendocino Art Center, then look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, and finally take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendocino online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Mendocino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Mendocino hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Mendocino

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Art Center ©
Mendocino Art Center

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night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll around Noyo Headlands Park, see the interesting displays at Guest House Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pudding Creek Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fort Bragg trip itinerary builder website .

Fort Bragg is very close to Mendocino. In September, daily temperatures in Fort Bragg can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Guest House Museum ©
Guest House Museum

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night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): trek along Trillium Falls Hike and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Redwood National Park sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Fort Bragg to Redwood National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in September: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Bainbridge Island.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

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Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island ©
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. On the 21st (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Front Street Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Bloedel Reserve, then do a tasting at Perennial Vintners, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial.

Plan a trip to Bainbridge Island easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Bainbridge Island. Traveling from Redwood National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Bainbridge Island: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bainbridge Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Front Street Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve
Perennial Vintners ©
Perennial Vintners

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