44 days in West Coast Itinerary

44 days in West Coast Itinerary

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44 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Ventura
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + bus:  10​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Marin County
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Orinda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Half Moon Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Seattle
— 3 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
12
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Will Rogers State Beach for some beach relaxation. Attractions like Santa Monica Bay and City Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Corona Del Mar State Beach (in Corona del Mar), Rosie's Dog Beach (in Long Beach) and The Wedge (in Newport Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder website .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Long Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Monica State Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach

3
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carpinteria State Beach and El Capitan State Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Butterfly Beach and Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Ostrich Land (in Buellton) and Quicksilver Ranch (in Solvang). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Goleta Beach and relax in the rural setting at Fairview Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in April since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ventura.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Goleta, Carpinteria State Beach, Ostrich Land, Quicksilver Ranch, El Capitan State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Goleta Beach ©
Goleta Beach

3
nights
Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. On the 13th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Serra Cross Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Matador State Beach. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Ventura Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Emma Wood State Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Ventura Pier and Promenade.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ventura trip tool .

Ventura is just a stone's throw from Santa Barbara. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Ventura

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Oxnard Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach ©
Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Oxnard Beach Park ©
Oxnard Beach Park

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Get outdoors at Half Dome and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

Planning Yosemite National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Ventura to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus and train takes about 11 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Ventura, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tahoe City - South/North Trailheads and Pope Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Commons Beach Park and Meeks Bay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Cascade Falls Trail and experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe road trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Marin County.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Cascade Falls Trail, Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Commons Beach Park ©
Commons Beach Park
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm

5
nights
Marin County

Marin County ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodega Head and Marin French Cheese Company. Kids will enjoy Doran Beach and Stinson Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Drakes Beach, trek along Dipsea Trail, admire the majestic nature at Tomales Bay State Park, and kick back and relax at Limantour Beach.

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

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Marin County in 3.5 hours. In April, Marin County is a bit warmer than South Lake Tahoe - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orinda.

Things to do in Marin County

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Drakes Beach, Marin French Cheese Company
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Doran Beach ©
Doran Beach
Drakes Beach ©
Drakes Beach

3
nights
Orinda

Orinda ©
Orinda is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. Get in touch with nature at Sycamore Grove Regional Park and Martinez Regional Shoreline. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lafayette Reservoir and Crown Memorial State Beach. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lindsay Wildlife Museum, admire the natural beauty at Gardens at Heather Farms, and walk around Point Isabel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Orinda holiday builder website .

Drive from Marin County to Orinda in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Orinda can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in Orinda

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Walnut Creek, Point Isabel, Crown Memorial State Beach, Lafayette Reservoir, Martinez Regional Shoreline
Highlights from your plan
Point Isabel ©
Point Isabel
Lafayette Reservoir ©
Lafayette Reservoir
Lindsay Wildlife Museum ©
Lindsay Wildlife Museum

3
nights
Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Family-friendly places like Cowell Ranch State Beach and Mavericks will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Gray Whale Cove State Beach and Miramar Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay, relax in the rural setting at Lemos Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Filoli.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Half Moon Bay trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Orinda to Half Moon Bay in an hour. When traveling from Orinda in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Half Moon Bay: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Filoli
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay ©
Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay
Cowell Ranch State Beach ©
Cowell Ranch State Beach
Gray Whale Cove State Beach ©
Gray Whale Cove State Beach

3
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Relax by the water at Asilomar State Beach and Davenport Landing Beach. Family-friendly places like Lovers Point and Natural Bridges State Beach will thrill your kids. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Santa Cruz Main Beach and stroll through Cowell's Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz road trip planner .

Getting from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Half Moon Bay in May: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Davenport Landing Beach
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Cowell's Beach ©
Cowell's Beach

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Family-friendly places like La Jolla Shores Park and San Diego Zoo will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Moonlight State Beach. Step out of San Diego to go to Carlsbad and see South Carlsbad State Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Coronado Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and hike along Cabrillo Tide Pools.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Santa Cruz to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Cruz in May since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Moonlight State Beach, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Alki Beach and Juanita Beach Park will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Snoqualmie Falls and Woodland Park Zoo. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake Park, get outside with Agua Verde Paddle Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Idylwood Beach Park, and stroll around Golden Gardens Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Seattle trip simple and quick.

Getting from San Diego to Seattle by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Seattle, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Idylwood Beach Park, Juanita Beach Park, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Woodland Park Zoo ©
Woodland Park Zoo

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ruby Beach and Third Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Rialto Beach and Hoh River. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect Olympic National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Third Beach, Lake Cushman
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake

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