7 days in West Coast Itinerary

7 days in West Coast Itinerary

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7 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Fri), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary maker site .

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park visit planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Malibu.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at The Getty Villa and then kick back and relax at Nicholas Canyon Beach.

Plan my trip to Malibu with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yosemite National Park to Malibu in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Malibu, with highs around 76°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Thu), examine the collection at The Getty Center.

Make your Los Angeles itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Malibu to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. While traveling from Malibu, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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