21 days in Las Vegas & West Coast Itinerary

21 days in Las Vegas & West Coast Itinerary

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21 days in Las Vegas & West Coast Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Cascade Locks
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip maker .

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas. While traveling from New York City, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic

1
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 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
night
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 20th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Simeon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Simeon hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and SoMa. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, wander the streets of Union Square, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from San Simeon to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bridalveil Fall and Yosemite Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tunnel View and Vernal Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Washburn Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks ©
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Starvation Creek Ridge Loop and Little Zigzag Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Foothills Yarn and Fiber (in Hood River) and Ramona Falls Trail (in Rhododendron). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls and admire the majestic nature at Starvation Creek State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cascade Locks trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Cascade Locks. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Cascade Locks: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail, Multnomah Falls, Ramona Falls Trail, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Little Zigzag Falls
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop ©
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Wheeler Station Antiques and Cannon Beach Bookstore. Step out of the city life by going to Cannon Beach and Hug Point State Recreation Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannon Beach: Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum & Astoria Column). There's still lots to do: stroll through Haystack Rock, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery.

Discover how to plan a Cannon Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cascade Locks to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cascade Locks in July, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Manzanita Beach, Wheeler Station Antiques, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Seaside Inverted Experience
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach