32 days in West Coast Itinerary

32 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast trip planner
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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Napa
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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Palm Desert
— 1 night
Drive
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Borrego Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle attractions site.

Bristol, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Seattle is minus 8 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Portland.
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Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Portland — 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Portland to Bridal Veil to see Multnomah Falls about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and stroll through Forest Park.

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

Getting from Seattle to Portland by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Napa.
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Napa — 2 nights

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 8th (Wed), bet on your favorite at Simraceway Performance Driving Center. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Napa trip planner.

You can fly from Portland to Napa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Napa, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.
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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: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, get curious at Exploratorium, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park — 5 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.
Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more) and Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica). Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, Head underground at Bronson Caves, explore the world behind art at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, with highs in Los Angeles at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Palm Desert.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Palm Desert — 1 night

Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, steep yourself in history at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palm Desert attractions planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Desert in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect nights in Palm Desert to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Borrego Springs.
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Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
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Borrego Springs — 1 night

Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the fascinating landscape at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and then surround yourself with nature on California Overland Desert Excursions.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Borrego Springs travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Palm Desert to Borrego Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Palm Desert in March, plan for little chillier nights in Borrego Springs, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

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Getting from Borrego Springs to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Borrego Springs in March, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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