34 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

34 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Simeon
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Take a break from the city and head to Alki Beach and Discovery Park. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, look for gifts at World Spice Merchants, stroll around Kerry Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seattle sightseeing planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Seattle is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Seattle, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Seattle at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Take a break from the city and head to Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park. Change things up with a short trip to New Dungeness Lighthouse in Sequim (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, trek along Sol Duc Falls, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park online road trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Portland

— 3 nights

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.
On the 16th (Fri), stop by Powell's City of Books, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Washington Park, then don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Sokol Blosser Winery, examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Portland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in June, with highs in Portland at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation website.

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Half Dome, play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, and admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

San Simeon

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, then do a tasting at Jack Creek Celllars, and then admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, then admire the majestic nature at San Simeon State Park, and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in San Simeon at 39°C and lows at 13°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Annenberg Community Beach House and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Visit Hollywood Walk of Fame and Venice Canals Walkway for their historical value. Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from San Simeon to Los Angeles by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from San Simeon in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. USS Midway Museum and Mormon Battalion Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, stop by Racine & Laramie Tobacco Shop, immerse yourself in nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites