14 days in West Coast Itinerary

14 days in West Coast Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— Few hours
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lands End and San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor and steep yourself in history at Fort Point.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, then look for all kinds of wild species at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Washburn Point. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles and then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): trek along Big Stump Basin, then admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and finally hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 41°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

3
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Los Angeles

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hollywood Bowl Museum and The Getty Villa. Get some cultural insight at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and The Getty Center. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Broad, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

1
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San Simeon

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the waterfront at San Simeon Pier, see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), and then kick back and relax at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Los Angeles in September, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

1
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Monterey vacation builder website.

Drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in September, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning tool.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors