21 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

21 days in West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rutherford
— 2 nights
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights

2
nights
Rutherford

Rutherford ©
Rutherford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Rutherford: VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jack London State Historic Park, do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, take in nature's colorful creations at Paradise Ridge Winery Kenwood, and savor the flavors at Mumm Napa.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rutherford driving holiday app.

London, UK to Rutherford is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from London in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rutherford: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Rutherford

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Robert Mondavi Winery
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Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation planning site.

You can drive from Rutherford to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rutherford in August: highs in San Francisco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Carmel Beach Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, thenkick back and relax at Point Lobos, and finally stroll through China Cove and Gibson Beach. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Monterey Bay, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Carmel online trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Carmel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

4
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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 15.5 hours. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, thenexplore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

Find out how to plan Death Valley National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

3
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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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at New York New York Casino, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, thenexamine the collection at The Getty Center, thenget to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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