9 days in Western US Itinerary

9 days in Western US Itinerary

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9 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Cambria
— 1 night
car:  10​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Cambria

Cambria
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). General Sherman Tree has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery and then make a trip to General Sherman Tree.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambria trip planner .

San Francisco to Cambria is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for much warmer days in Cambria, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Cambria

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

General Sherman Tree, Elephant Seal Rookery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then get great views at Valley View, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then get great views at Tunnel View, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Cambria to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Traveling from Cambria in June, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Graceland Wedding Chapel and then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Graceland Wedding Chapel ©
Graceland Wedding Chapel
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

3
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 4th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Palm Canyon, then make a trip to Desert Holocaust Memorial, and then explore the striking landscape of Joshua Tree National Park. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Murray Canyon Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness, and then stroll through Palm Springs Museum Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Palm Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Palm Springs are 49°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park, Desert Holocaust Memorial, Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park
Desert Holocaust Memorial ©
Desert Holocaust Memorial

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