31 days in West Coast Itinerary

31 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast Trip Planner

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Simeon
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Hollywood Bowl Overlook. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, hunt for treasures at Olvera Street, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get outside with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip app.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Queenstown to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

San Simeon

— 3 nights
When you arriveĀ in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hearst Castle and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Get out of town with these interesting San Simeon side-trips: Ancient Peaks Winery (in Santa Margarita), Niner Wine Estates (in Paso Robles) and Alapay Cellars (in Avila Beach). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, learn about winemaking at Stolo Vineyards & Winery, stroll through Moonstone Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light Station.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Simeon tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in San Simeon reach 24°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 10th (Fri), take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Monterey Bay and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in November, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco tour planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In November in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Half Dome. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -8°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cabrillo National Monument and Old Town Model Railroad Depot. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Beer Tastings & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, trek along Forest Park, identify plant and animal life at Hoyt Arboretum, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Portland in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from San Diego in November: highs in Portland hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Museum of Flight and Discovery Park. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, stroll around Kerry Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Seattle using our trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Seattle sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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