28 days in Las Vegas, California & Seattle Itinerary

28 days in Las Vegas, California & Seattle Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Napa
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
10
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Boston

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Grand Adventures Tours and Casino at the Hard Rock Hotel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Titanic and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Las Vegas Downtown. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, get interesting insight from Tours, browse the different shops at Fashion Show Mall, and stop by M&M'S World Las Vegas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip site.

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 21°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Tours Outdoors
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Grand Adventures Tours ©
Grand Adventures Tours
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

2
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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.
You've added SeaWorld San Diego, Point Loma, San Diego Zoo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Mormon Battalion Historic Site. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

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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 March, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood as well as Griffith Observatory. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and The Getty Center. Head to Third Street Promenade and The Grovefor some retail therapy. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Santa Monica Mountains, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stop by Guitar Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, thenexplore and take pictures at State Street Underpass, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carpinteria State Beach.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in March, with highs in Santa Barbara at 24°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stop by Brown Butter Cookie Company, learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, stop by Sebastian General Store, thentour the pleasant surroundings at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Simeon sightseeing planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to San Simeon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, plan for slightly colder nights in San Simeon, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Brown Butter Cookie Company
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery
Brown Butter Cookie Company ©
Brown Butter Cookie Company

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Sunset Cultural Center, thenenjoy the sand and surf at China Cove and Gibson Beach, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Sunset Cultural Center ©
Sunset Cultural Center

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 16th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Steinbeck Center, thenlook for gifts at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro, thenkick back and relax at Lovers Point, and finally identify plant and animal life at Monarch Grove Sanctuary.

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Monterey is just a short distance from Carmel. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, National Steinbeck Center
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A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro ©
A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro
National Steinbeck Center ©
National Steinbeck Center

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Marin Headlands and Cable Car Museum. You'll explore and learn at California Academy of Sciences and Exploratorium. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, approximately Moss Beach away. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, get great views at Twin Peaks, take a stroll through Union Square, and shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in San Francisco are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

2
nights
Napa

Napa ©
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 20th (Tue): shop like a local with Vella Cheese Company and then look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market. On your second day here, do a tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and then take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Napa driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, Napa is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Seattle.

Things to do in Napa

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Patrick Amiot, Vella Cheese Company, Vincent Arroyo Winery, Safari West
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Safari West ©
Safari West
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Vincent Arroyo Winery ©
Vincent Arroyo Winery

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Golden Gardens Park and Alki Beach. Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of Glass. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Point Defiance Park (in Tacoma), Olympia (Tolmie State Park & Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge) and Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Napa to Seattle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in March, plan for slightly colder days in Seattle, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tacoma, Olympia, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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