27 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

27 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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27 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  22​h 30​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Anaheim
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Cannon Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Cannon Beach is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cannon Beach, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Pioneer Square, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

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Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cannon Beach in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
On the 30th (Fri), push the limits with an extreme tour, shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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Fly from Seattle to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 5th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim day trip planning website .

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Nicholas Canyon Beach. Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Nicholas Canyon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Lembert Dome, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
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 15th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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