16 days in West Coast Itinerary

16 days in West Coast Itinerary

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16 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stookey's Club Moderne, Golden Gate Park and Union Square. Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco journey maker .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Monterey using our trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Monterey, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
To find maps and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip website .

Drive from Carmel to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. June in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood, Venice Canals Walkway, A-List Hollywood Tours, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Newport Beach
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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