24 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast Trip Planner
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
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Hood River
— 3 nights
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San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and San Francisco Bay. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 6 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Family-friendly places like Tioga Pass and El Capitan will thrill your kids. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, about 4h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and walk around Merced Grove.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Carmel.
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Carmel — 3 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll around Dennis the Menace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos and then admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. 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. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

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 20th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour builder site.

You can fly from Carmel to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. You will leave for Cannon Beach on the 22nd (Sun).
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Cannon Beach — 4 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Haystack Rock and Oswald West State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannon Beach and Bruce's Candy Kitchen. Explore Cannon Beach's surroundings by going to Cape Disappointment State Park (in Ilwaco) and Cape Lookout State Park (in Tillamook). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach and enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to Cannon Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Cannon Beach at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hood River.
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Hood River — 3 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Multnomah Falls and Tom McCall Nature Preserve. When in Hood River, make a side trip to see Eagle Creek Trail in Cascade Locks, approximately Cascade Locks away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at White Salmon River, look for gifts at Lavender Valley, catch all the local highlights with Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, and relax in the rural setting at The Gorge White House.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hood River trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Hood River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hood River: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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