11 days in West Coast Itinerary

11 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast trip planner

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Fly
1
Healdsburg
— 1 night
Drive
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Las Vegas, Fly to Portland

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Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, then admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Healdsburg tour builder tool.

Portland to Healdsburg is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Healdsburg, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

2
nights
San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and then take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary maker app.

Getting from Healdsburg to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. When traveling from Healdsburg in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

2
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally admire the sheer force of McWay Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Monterey trip maker tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In September in Monterey, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Get outdoors at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Monterey in September, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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night
Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 91°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks