10 days in West Coast Itinerary

10 days in West Coast Itinerary

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10 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, then trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planning tool .

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Diego. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in November; daily highs in San Diego reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center, and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim route planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Anaheim are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

4
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 in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. The adventure continues: get great views at Half Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, hike along Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Anaheim in November, expect Yosemite National Park to be colder, temps between 54°F and 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, admire the striking features of Haas - Lilienthal House, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 64°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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