12 days in West Coast Itinerary

12 days in West Coast Itinerary

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12 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Winnipeg

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary maker site .

Winnipeg, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Winnipeg to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Winnipeg in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 17th (Tue), do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and finally indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Calistoga trip tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Calistoga, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Helena, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carmel River State Beach and Del Mar Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Monterey Bay and Point Lobos. Spend the 19th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey vacation builder website .

Drive from Calistoga to Monterey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. While traveling from Calistoga, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Taft Point. Popular historic sites such as Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Valley Chapel are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder .

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Monterey in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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