9 days in West Coast Itinerary

9 days in West Coast Itinerary

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9 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Kosice
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Kosice

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, then take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

Kosice, Slovakia to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Kosice to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kosice in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monterey day trip website .

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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.
On the 21st (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park attractions planner .

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Monterey in September, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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