31 days in Las Vegas & West Coast Itinerary

31 days in Las Vegas & West Coast Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 9 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
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San Simeon
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Portland
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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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Counts Kustoms. Explore hidden gems such as The LINQ Promenade and Shelby American Inc. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave), Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin) and Historic Route 66 Museum (in Kingman). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Glasgow, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Glasgow to Las Vegas, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Glasgow in May, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mosaic Canyon and Darwin Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Twenty Mule Team Canyon. Take a break from Death Valley National Park with a short trip to Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum in Death Valley Junction, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, and get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in May, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Darwin Falls ©
Darwin Falls

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and finally admire the majestic nature at Leffingwell Landing. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Harmony Cellars, then hike along Bluff Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Dollar Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Simeon journey planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Simeon, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Sand Dollar Beach ©
Sand Dollar Beach
Leffingwell Landing ©
Leffingwell Landing

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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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Carmel Mission and Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Head to Ocean Avenue and Pezzini Farmsfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park & Pfeiffer State Beach). The adventure continues: take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, admire all the interesting features of Lovers Point, hike along Scenic Road Walkway, and make a trip to The Shakespeare Society of America.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Simeon to Carmel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Simeon in May: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. You'll explore and learn at Ansel Adams Gallery and Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin. Visiting Mammoth Mountain and Nevada Falls Loop will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Mammoth Lakes side-trips: Yosemite National Park (Taft Point, Panorama Trail, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake, trek along Earthquake Fault, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mammoth Brewing Company, and explore the striking landscape at Minaret Vista.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes road trip planner.

You can fly from Carmel to Mammoth Lakes in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Carmel in May since evenings lows in Mammoth Lakes dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get in touch with nature at Haystack Rock and Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and North Head Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. When in Cannon Beach, make a side trip to see Astoria Oregon Riverwalk in Astoria, approximately Astoria away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by The Wine Shack, and examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach travel planner.

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Cannon Beach in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Cannon Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Get a sense of the local culture at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and Northwest (Nob Hill). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Hood and Powell's City of Books. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Silver Falls State Park in Drake Crossing--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, get engrossed in the history at Oregon Historical Society, hike along Forest Park, and steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portland holiday builder.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in May, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park