11 days in West Coast Itinerary

11 days in West Coast Itinerary

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11 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Filbert Steps are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, wander the streets of Union Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online journey builder .

Pittsburgh to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Pittsburgh to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in June, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Glacier Point. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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