21 days in West Coast & Nevada Itinerary

21 days in West Coast & Nevada Itinerary

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21 days in West Coast & Nevada Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Glasgow

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 a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Glasgow, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, shop like a local with The Strip, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner .

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 August, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel planner .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe journey maker website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, South Lake Tahoe is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Seattle in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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