22 days in West Coast, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

22 days in West Coast, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— Few hours

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Golden Gate Park Windmills & Tulips, enjoy the sand and surf at Stinson Beach, stroll the grounds of Presidio Pet Cemetery, then stroll around Crissy Field, and finally visit Haight-Ashbury. On the next day, make a trip to Alamo Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Napier Lane, and finally do a tasting at Sonoma Valley.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip builder.

Budapest, Hungary to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Budapest to San Francisco. Traveling from Budapest in October, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries

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Sonoma Valley ©
Sonoma Valley
Stinson Beach ©
Stinson Beach
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Coronado Dog Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach Dog Beach, and then stroll through Mission Beach Boardwalk. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours.

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

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in October since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ocean Beach Dog Beach ©
Ocean Beach Dog Beach
Mission Beach Boardwalk ©
Mission Beach Boardwalk
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles

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 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, then examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Wayfarers Chapel
Wayfarers Chapel
Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll through Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, hike along Crystal Lake trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Obsidian Dome.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes tour planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park ©
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Get in touch with nature at Leffingwell Landing and Pacific Valley Bluff Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hearst Ranch Winery and Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary). Go for a jaunt from San Simeon to Big Sur to see New Camaldoli Hermitage about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bluff Trail, do a tasting at Stolo Vineyards & Winery, look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, and don't miss a visit to San Simeon Pier.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Simeon route builder site.

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to San Simeon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October; daily highs in San Simeon reach 33°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pacific Valley Bluff Trail ©
Pacific Valley Bluff Trail
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery
Leffingwell Landing ©
Leffingwell Landing

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway and then take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from San Simeon to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In November, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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Carmel

Carmel ©
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. Step off the beaten path and head to McWay Falls and Lovers Point. Visiting Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, admire the landmark architecture of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, learn about winemaking at Caraccioli Cellars, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Carmel online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Carmel takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Carmel when traveling from Death Valley National Park in November, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission ©
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, then head outdoors with Green Valley Range, and then see a world frozen in time at Nelson Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods and then examine the collection at The Auto Collections.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas travel planner.

You can fly from Carmel to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nostalgia Street Rods ©
Nostalgia Street Rods
Nelson Ghost Town ©
Nelson Ghost Town
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve ©
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lipan Point and Mohave Point. Get a sense of the local culture at Kolb Studio and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, get great views at Trailview Overlook, and stroll around Indian Garden.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online journey planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 20°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area ©
Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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