23 days in Las Vegas & West Coast Itinerary

23 days in Las Vegas & West Coast Itinerary

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23 days in Las Vegas & West Coast Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Newport
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
End: Brussels

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of Fire State Park and Bellagio Hotel and Casino. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, take a stroll through Las Vegas Downtown, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary planning tool

Brussels, Belgium to Las Vegas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In July, Las Vegas is much hotter than Brussels - with highs of 46°C and lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
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. On the 7th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel driving holiday planner

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Carmel to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Sur
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tuolumne Meadows and Glacier Point. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, hike along Panorama Trail, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online driving holiday planner

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get outdoors at Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Haystack Rock and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Astoria Column (in Astoria), Cape Lookout State Park (in Tillamook) and Long Beach (in Long Beach). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park and look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach day trip tool

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Cannon Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Beach Books, Cape Lookout State Park, Long Beach, Manzanita Beach
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Bring the kids along to Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Fogarty Creek State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats) and Sandland Adventures (in Florence). It doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium and stop by Oregon Oyster Farms.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport tour itinerary planner

Drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, you will find days in Newport are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Sandland Adventures
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