20 days in West Coast Itinerary

20 days in West Coast Itinerary

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20 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Truckee
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
5
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Fort Funston National Park. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 12 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Panorama Trail, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online attractions planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tahoe Mountain Wedding Chapel, then step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and finally stop by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe tour planning website .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 6.5 hours. In July in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

2
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Tahoe City Field Station, then enjoy the sea views from Lake Tahoe, and then immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Truckee trip itinerary planner .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Truckee, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City Field Station
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood. Have a day of magic on the 9th (Tue) at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim travel route planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Truckee to Anaheim. Traveling from Truckee in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Anaheim, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Hollywood
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Centerfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Marston House Museum. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, take in the waterfront at Embarcadero, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Diego journey planner .

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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