30 days in West Coast Itinerary

30 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast Trip Planner

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Half Moon Bay
— 3 nights
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Marin County
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Arcata
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Relax by the water at Santa Monica Bay and Rosie's Dog Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Malibu (Westward Beach & Zuma Beach), Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and City Beach (in Long Beach). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Manhattan Beach, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online road trip planner.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Get in touch with nature at Mission Beach Park and Ocean Beach. It doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip maker tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Santa Cruz

— 3 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Asilomar State Beach and Santa Cruz Main Beach. Relax by the water at Lovers Point and Lighthouse Field State Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowell's Beach, and take in the history at Mission State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip tool.

Fly from San Diego to Santa Cruz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, Santa Cruz is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Half Moon Bay

— 3 nights
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Kids will enjoy Cowell Ranch State Beach and Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay. Visiting Gray Whale Cove State Beach and Mavericks will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Lafayette Reservoir in Lafayette (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Filoli and stroll around Coyote Point Recreation Area.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Half Moon Bay journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Half Moon Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in June, expect nights in Half Moon Bay to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Marin County.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Marin County

— 3 nights
Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, the natural beauty of Marin County provides an optimal setting for the oldest cross-country running event in the United States.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Bodega Head and then enjoy the sand and surf at Doran Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): experience rural life at Marin French Cheese Company, then kick back and relax at Heart's Desire Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Limantour Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Marin County trip planner.

Traveling by car from Half Moon Bay to Marin County takes 2 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Half Moon Bay in June: highs in Marin County hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 12°C. You will leave for South Lake Tahoe on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Marin County

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
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.
Relax by the water at Meeks Bay Beach and Pope Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Commons Beach Park and Cascade Falls Trail. Step out of South Lake Tahoe with an excursion to Tahoe City - South/North Trailheads in Tahoe City--about 54 minutes away. It doesn't end there: experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can drive from Marin County to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Marin County in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in South Lake Tahoe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), trek along Nevada Falls Loop, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally hike along Panorama Trail. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, then trek along Wawona Meadow, and then hike along Four Mile Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park visit planning website.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. June in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arcata.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Arcata

— 3 nights
Arcata, originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Community Forest and then stroll through Trinidad State Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Gold Bluffs Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Arcata trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Arcata. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Arcata are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Arcata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Kids will enjoy Alki Beach and Woodland Park Zoo. You'll get in some beach time at Seahurst Beach Park and Idylwood Beach Park. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Snoqualmie to see Snoqualmie Falls about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Golden Gardens Park, stroll through Juanita Beach Park, head outdoors with Agua Verde Paddle Club, and stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arcata to Seattle. Traveling from Arcata in June, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips