21 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

21 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Rutherford
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Rutherford

— 2 nights
Rutherford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Rutherford: VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen). And it doesn't end there: hike along Jack London State Historic Park, admire the natural beauty at Round Pond Estate, learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and explore the galleries of Paradise Ridge Winery Kenwood.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rutherford driving holiday app.

London, UK to Rutherford is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from London in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rutherford: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Rutherford

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation planning site.

You can drive from Rutherford to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rutherford in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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 9th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Carmel Beach Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at China Cove and Gibson Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): explore the activities along Monterey Bay, then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Carmel attractions planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour planning app.

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and try to win big at Casino At The Venetian.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
On the 19th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Napa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.