29 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

29 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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29 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online visit planner .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

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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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): hike along Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 40°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Olympic National Park to see Hood Canal about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, make a trip to Space Needle, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seattle online travel route planner .

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hood Canal
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Seattle to Las Vegas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego holiday maker site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in San Diego to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
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.
Step out of Santa Monica to go to Camarillo and see Camarillo Public Library, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore and take pictures at 26-Mile Bike Path, examine the collection at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Getty Villa, Camarillo Public Library, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Highlights from your plan
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planner .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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