27 days in West Coast, Las Vegas & Zion National Park Itinerary

27 days in West Coast, Las Vegas & Zion National Park Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Napa
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive, then don't miss a visit to Historic Lily pond, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with lows around 22°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Morro Bay.
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Morro Bay — 1 night

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Morro Bay online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Morro Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Morro Bay, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.
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Carmel — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, then do a tasting at Caraccioli Cellars, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and finally trek along Scenic Road Walkway.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Morro Bay to Carmel in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Morro Bay, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Monterey.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): appreciate the history behind The Cannery Row Monument, then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar.

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Monterey is just a short distance from Carmel. September in Monterey sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 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 Japanese Tea Garden, Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz Island. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Napa.
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Napa — 1 night

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Napa itinerary planning site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Napa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Tallac Historic Site, admire the landmark architecture of Vikingsholm, and then try your luck at Harveys Casino.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe road trip website.

You can drive from Napa to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Napa in September; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The Narrows.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and then pause for some photo ops at Desert Holocaust Memorial.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Palm Springs day trip app.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Palm Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, expect nights in Palm Springs to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Laguna Beach.
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Laguna Beach — 2 nights

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Take a break from Laguna Beach with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Temecula, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: walk around Heisler Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Victoria Beach, admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Laguna Beach trip maker website.

Drive from Palm Springs to Laguna Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Laguna Beach, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
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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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planning tool.

Drive from Laguna Beach to San Diego in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 16th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Napa Valley travel guide

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Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.
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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
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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