19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Brno
train + Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
St. Helena
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  17​h 15​min
End: Brno

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seattle route maker website .

Brno, Czech Republic to Seattle is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Seattle are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 4th (Thu), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip builder .

Drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Cannon Beach to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
day
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Inglenook, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our St. Helena trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to St. Helena in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, expect nights in St. Helena to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Rutherford, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip website .

Fly from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from St. Helena in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel route app .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and North Dome. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 14th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Fort Funston National Park will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Childrens Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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