60 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

60 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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60 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Carmel
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Seattle
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Astoria
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dublin

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Venice Canals Walkway for their historical value. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Prime Desert Woodland Preserve in Lancaster, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Prime Desert Woodland Preserve
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Head to Montana Avenue and Magicopolisfor some retail therapy. You'll get in some beach time at Hermosa Beach Pier and Zuma Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (in Simi Valley) and El Matador State Beach (in Malibu). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip itinerary maker site .

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Santa Monica are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Rodeo Drive, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. On the 20th (Fri), kick back and relax at Aliso Beach Park, then identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Laguna Beach vacation planner .

Drive from Santa Monica to Laguna Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, train, and bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Laguna Beach can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Pacific Marine Mammal Center ©
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park. Step out of San Diego to go to Carlsbad and see Carlsbad Premium Outlets, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, take in the waterfront at Seaport Village, steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Laguna Beach to San Diego takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in San Diego sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
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Point Loma ©
Point Loma
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

6
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Valley of Fire State Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Head to The Strip and Las Vegas North Premium Outletsfor some retail therapy. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Lost City Museum in Overton--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 31°C, while days are much hotter, around 46°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Overton
Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 1:
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Bodega Head. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and California State Railroad Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore), San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and Old Sacramento (in Sacramento). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, get curious at Exploratorium, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Sacramento, San Gregorio State Beach, Bodega Head, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Limantour Beach
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 7:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
California State Railroad Museum ©

7
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.
Get outdoors at Bodie State Historic Park and Tunnel View. Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. There's lots more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie, Bodie State Historic Park
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 14:
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Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

5
nights
Carmel

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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cannery Row and Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pfeiffer State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: Big Sur (Partington Cove & McWay Falls). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery Tasting Room, and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Simeon itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for little chillier days in San Simeon, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

6
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Explore hidden gems such as State Street and Wine Tours & Tastings. We've included these beaches for you: Butterfly Beach and Jalama Beach County Park. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Santa Ynez (Zaca Mesa Winery & Sunstone Vineyards & Winery), Los Olivos (Carhartt Vineyard, tercero wines, & more) and Taste of Sta Rita Hills (in Lompoc). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, get a sense of history and politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and learn about winemaking at Rideau Vineyard.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara route maker site .

Drive from San Simeon to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from San Simeon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Lompoc, Rideau Vineyard, Butterfly Beach
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 27:
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State Street ©
State Street
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ed Munro Seahurst Park and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. For shopping fun, head to Pike Place Market or Pioneer Square. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island), Chihuly Bridge of Glass (in Tacoma) and Olympia (Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge & Tolmie State Park). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll through Kerry Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle route maker tool .

You can fly from Santa Barbara to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Seattle are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Olympia, Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Bloedel Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 2:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Take a break from the city and head to Columbia River Maritime Museum and Cannon Beach. Visit Haystack Rock and Long Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Astoria side-trips: Cannon Beach (Bruce's Candy Kitchen, Ecola State Park, & more), The Buzz on Broadway (in Seaside) and Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column, look for gifts at Beach Books, get to know the fascinating history of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, and view the masterpieces at Don Nisbett Art Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria visit website .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Astoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Astoria are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Ilwaco, Long Beach, Beach Books, Manzanita Beach
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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