13 days in West Coast Itinerary

13 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast trip itinerary builder

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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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San Diego

— 1 night

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 (Thu): see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego driving holiday planner.

Miami to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in May; daily highs in San Diego reach 71°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning website.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planning site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Seattle sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks