22 days in West Coast & Miami Itinerary

22 days in West Coast & Miami Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast & Miami Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Dedicate the 29th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip maker .

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

5
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online visit 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 subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Diego day trip app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in San Diego

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

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shark Valley and Lincoln Road. Go for a jaunt from Miami to Davie to see iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami attractions planning website .

Do a combination of flight and tram from San Diego to Miami in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Miami is 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in August, things will get a bit warmer in Miami: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Shark Valley, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley
South Beach ©
South Beach

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