15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + bus:  20​h
End: Bratislava

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hours
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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning app .

Bratislava, Slovakia to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Bratislava to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
On the 8th (Mon), hike along Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, and then admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel 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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bend.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at High Desert Museum and then contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Bend trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Bend in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Bend hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, hike along Gleneden Beach State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bend to Newport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bend in July, you will find days in Newport are colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Gleneden Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Ecola State Park and Cannon Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Haystack Rock and Bayocean Peninsula County Park. Step out of Cannon Beach to go to Garibaldi and see Garibaldi Boat Basin, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach and immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

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Drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newport in July: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Garibaldi Boat Basin, Bayocean Peninsula County Park, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach

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