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:  10​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

2
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.
On the next day, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning site .

Newark to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Newark in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, tee off at Lincoln Park, and take a stroll through Nob Hill.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Benziger Family Winery, make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip website .

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

Sonoma Barracks, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): wander the streets of Bellevue Square, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Helena to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in September, you will find days in Seattle are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bellevue Square
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Bellevue Square ©
Bellevue Square

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