22 days in West Coast, Las Vegas & Colorado Springs Itinerary

22 days in West Coast, Las Vegas & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast, Las Vegas & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Doha

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.
Get in touch with nature at Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. For shopping fun, head to Pike Place Market or Pioneer Square. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, make a trip to Space Needle, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seattle attractions planner.

Doha, Qatar to Seattle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Doha to Seattle. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

3
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Family-friendly places like Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Crescent Lake. There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park online tour builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get slightly colder in Olympic National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning site .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

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

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for colder days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Exploratorium or Union Square. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, make a trip to Ghirardelli Square, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

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

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in July since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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.
Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Mono Pass Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

1
day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Colorado Springs in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Colorado Springs is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Colorado Springs, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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