21 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

21 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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21 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: London

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Safari West, then do a tasting at Storybook Mountain Vineyards, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena holiday planner.

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in St. Helena, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Calistoga, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Storybook Mountain Vineyards ©
Storybook Mountain Vineyards

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Colton Hall Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, and then make a trip to Cannery Row. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Drive from St. Helena to Monterey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. In December in Monterey, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

4
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.
Let the collections at Titanic and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of Fire State Park and Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Strip, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Monterey, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Nature Museums

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online itinerary creator.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and Japanese American National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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