19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego sightseeing planner .

San Francisco to San Diego is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 25th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park vacation planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online journey planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
St. Helena

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

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 May, plan for slightly colder days in Seattle, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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