15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  8​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Norfolk

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and kick back and relax at Black's Beach.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planner .

Norfolk to San Diego is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Norfolk to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Norfolk in April, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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.
Get some historical perspective at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Del Rey Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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.
Spend the 16th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, tee off at Big Trees Golf Course, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are colder (28°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
McGurk Meadow ©
McGurk Meadow
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz Island. Get some historical perspective at Twin Peaks and The Embarcadero. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of SoMa, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and make a trip to Nob Hill.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip 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 somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): do a tasting at Inglenook, learn about winemaking at Far Niente Winery, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the St. Helena road trip planning app .

You can 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 April, plan for little chillier nights in St. Helena, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

Oakville, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Far Niente Winery ©
Far Niente Winery

2
nights
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 23rd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from St. Helena to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from St. Helena in April, plan for little chillier days in Seattle, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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