22 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

22 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Dublin

2
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get some jogging in at Discovery Park, and admire all the interesting features of Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary builder tool .

Dublin, Ireland to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dublin to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
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, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect much hotter with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally stop by Bergamot Station.

Before you visit Santa Monica, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Santa Monica are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

1
night
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 15th (Thu), savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Santa Monica in August since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday app .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are warmer (45°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

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