11 days in West Coast Itinerary

11 days in West Coast Itinerary

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11 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Paris

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium. You'll explore and learn at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Asian Art Museum. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through The Embarcadero, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco driving holiday planner .

Paris, France to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and finally do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a St. Helena trip simple and quick.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in St. Helena. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Robert Mondavi Winery, Mumm Napa, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Beringer Vineyards ©
Beringer Vineyards

3
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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online travel planner .

Getting from St. Helena to Los Angeles by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. In January, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than St. Helena - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Yosemite National Park to be colder, temps between 7°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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