23 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

23 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Solvang
— 1 night
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
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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.
Citadel Outlets has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Ocean Avenue, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning site.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for San Diego.
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Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

San Diego — 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pacific Beach, Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): let little ones run wild at Balboa Park and then kick back and relax at Pacific Beach. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Diego using our trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Palm Springs.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Palm Springs — 1 night

Palm Springs Air Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Las Palmas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip builder site.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Palm Springs are much warmer (44°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Las Vegas.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fremont Street Experience, The Strip and Hoover Dam. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the engineering at Hoover Dam and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fremont Street Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then browse the different shops at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally wander the streets of The Strip.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Las Vegas using our trip planner.

You can fly from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get great views at Dante's View, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 20°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.
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Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Yosemite National Park — 2 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.
Half Dome has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Half Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and finally hike along May Lake Trailhead.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 3°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

South Lake Tahoe — 1 night

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kiva Beach. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach and then take a memorable drive along Inspiration Point Vista.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe day trip planning site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Sacramento Waterfront, San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises and Golden Gate Park. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront and then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Golden Gate Park, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then indulge your senses at San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online journey planner.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterey.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel Beach, and then appreciate the history behind The Cannery Row Monument.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Monterey using our trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for San Simeon.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

San Simeon — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach as well as Bixby Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along San Simeon Pier.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Monterey in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Solvang.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Solvang — 1 night

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Your day by day itinerary now includes East Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Solvang travel route builder.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Solvang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Solvang sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Anaheim.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Anaheim — 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Disney California Adventure Park as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. On the 26th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Solvang to Anaheim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Solvang in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Anaheim. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

Los Angeles

City of Angels

You've now added Santa Monica Pier to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Getting from Anaheim to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.
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