22 days in California, West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

22 days in California, West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

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22 days in California, West Coast & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dunedin

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Baker Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and SoMa. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip builder .

Dunedin, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Charles Krug Winery, then do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards, then do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Honig Vineyard & Winery, and then indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the St. Helena planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Honig Vineyard & Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Golden Gardens Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Helena to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from St. Helena, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Titanic. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City), Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Las Vegas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in May, with highs in Las Vegas at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam, Willow Beach
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 3:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in San Diego to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are much colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Sat), kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally wander the streets of State Street Underpass. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara holiday site .

Drive from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Santa Barbara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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