9 days in West Coast Itinerary

9 days in West Coast Itinerary

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9 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip itinerary maker .

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker app .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Far Niente Winery, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helena route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to St. Helena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier nights in St. Helena, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trip

Oakville
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Far Niente Winery ©
Far Niente Winery

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Chinatown, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Pioneer Square, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seattle road trip site .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

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