23 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

23 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added City Segway Tours San Francisco to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then see the sights in a new way with City Segway Tours San Francisco.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get great views at Valley View, then hike along Four Mile Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Olmsted Point and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker website.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Carmel

— 3 nights
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 Point Lobos and Point Sur State Historic Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Andrew Molera State Park & Rocky Creek Bridge). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Cove and Gibson Beach, and see the interesting displays at Sunset Cultural Center.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): appreciate the history behind The Cannery Row Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner.

Monterey is very close to Carmel. In September, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Moreton Bay Fig Tree and then admire the natural beauty at Ganna Walska Lotusland.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara road trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in September, you will find days in Santa Barbara are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica

— 2 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, and finally take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica road trip website.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Monica when traveling from Santa Barbara in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary maker website.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums

San Diego

— 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Coronado Beach and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. There's still lots to do: stroll around La Jolla Shores Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 13th (Fri), enjoy some diversion at The Range 702, have some family-friendly fun at Axe Monkeys, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route maker.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Tours · Outdoors · Parks