21 days in West Virginia & California Itinerary

21 days in West Virginia & California Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
San Diego
— 5 nights
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Harpers Ferry
— 3 nights


Wheeling — 2 nights

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Go for a jaunt from Wheeling to Moundsville to see Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum" about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, take an in-depth tour of Oglebay Mansion Museum, stop by Good Mansion Wines, and examine the collection at Fostoria Glass Museum.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wheeling online tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Wheeling is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wheeling, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Paley Center for Media, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can fly from Wheeling to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Wheeling to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In June in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Nightlife
Side Trips

San Diego — 5 nights

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 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, steep yourself in history at Marston House Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online journey planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Side Trip

San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in June since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Harpers Ferry.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Harpers Ferry — 3 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Harpers Ferry is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, get great views at Split Rock Overlook, make a trip to The Point, and admire the striking features of Restoration Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Harpers Ferry takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Harpers Ferry. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Harpers Ferry to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas
Side Trip

West Virginia travel guide

Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.