37 days in West Coast Itinerary

37 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast Trip Planner

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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Garden Grove
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
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Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Sacramento International Airport, Drive to Carmichael
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Carmichael
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Pacific Grove
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Griffith Observatory and Universal Studios Hollywood will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Los Angeles at 25°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Garden Grove.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Garden Grove

— 3 nights
Garden Grove is a city in northern Orange County, California, United States, located south of the city of Los Angeles. Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Anaheim Farmer's Market will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park, make a trip to Downtown Disney District, and have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Simulation Center.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to Garden Grove in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Garden Grove

Theme Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 3 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Moreton Bay Fig Tree, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and finally look for gifts at Chocolate Maya. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Santa Barbara Historical Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara visit planning tool.

You can drive from Garden Grove to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Garden Grove in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Barbara, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Carmichael.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Carmichael

— 3 nights
Carmichael is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. Attractions like California State Railroad Museum and McKinley Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, examine the collection at Old Sacramento Waterfront, stroll around William Land Park, and admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Carmichael driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Santa Barbara to Carmichael with the Route module. In March, daytime highs in Carmichael are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmichael

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Golf

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Golden Gate Bridge and California Academy of Sciences will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Carmichael to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Carmichael in March, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Pacific Grove

— 2 nights
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. On the 18th (Fri), meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, savor the flavors at The Wharf Marketplace, then walk around Dennis the Menace Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pacific Grove trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Pacific Grove in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Pacific Grove are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, browse the collection at Coronado Public Library, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pacific Grove to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pacific Grove in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Portland

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Powell's City of Books and Lan Su Chinese Garden. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, stroll around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and get your game on at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Portland online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Portland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Portland is slightly colder than San Diego - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Seattle

— 4 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 appreciate attractions like The Museum of Flight and Space Needle. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, and learn something new at Seattle Glassblowing Studio.

Before you visit Seattle, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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