12 days in West Coast Itinerary

12 days in West Coast Itinerary

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12 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
St. Helena
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Rome

2
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.
On the 5th (Sun), take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, then browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip maker .

Rome, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Rome to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

3
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 North Dome and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco visit planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): do a tasting at Inglenook, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip builder website .

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in St. Helena to be a bit cooler, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 15th (Wed), browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from St. Helena to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from St. Helena in May: highs in Seattle hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Elliott Bay Book Company ©
Elliott Bay Book Company

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