11 days in West Coast Itinerary

11 days in West Coast Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 1 night
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San Bernardino
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

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Miami to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to San Diego. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miami in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Anaheim

— 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, and then have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Simulation Center.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Anaheim sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Bernardino.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

San Bernardino

— 1 night
San Bernardino is a city located in the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area (sometimes called the "Inland Empire"). Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Original McDonald's Site and Museum, take a peaceful walk through San Bernardino National Forest, and then admire the natural beauty at Heaps Peak Arboretum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Bernardino road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Bernardino takes an hour. In December in San Bernardino, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Bernardino

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 31st (Tue), examine the collection at The Getty Center, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip planner.

Getting from San Bernardino to Los Angeles by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Bernardino in December since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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 4th (Sat), trek along Mariposa Grove, make a trip to Washburn Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 44°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature