20 days in West Coast Itinerary

20 days in West Coast Itinerary

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20 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  30​h
1
Hood River
— 1 night
+4
bus + tram + Fly + bus + taxi:  9​h 15​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Pune

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stop by Foothills Yarn and Fiber, admire all the interesting features of Double Mountain Ranch, and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sorosis Park, and then go for a walk through Rowena Crest Viewpoint.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Hood River online trip maker .

Pune, India to Hood River is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Hood River is minus 13 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hood River are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mosier, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Sorosis Park
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Rowena Crest Viewpoint ©
Rowena Crest Viewpoint

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then get great views at Dante's View. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then go deep underground at Eureka Mine.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Hood River to Death Valley National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Hood River in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 29°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Anaheim takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Anaheim. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Sun), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Riverbench Vineyard & Winery, learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens.

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Getting from Anaheim to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Anaheim in April, expect Santa Barbara to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Wineries Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

2
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for gifts at Cambria Nursery & Florist, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): experience rural life at Olea Farm Olive Oil & Tasting Room, explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Estero Bluffs State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cambria travel route planning app .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Olea Farm Olive Oil & Tasting Room, Elephant Seal Rookery, Morro Rock, Estero Bluffs State Park
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Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 11th (Thu), stroll through Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, explore and take pictures at Seventeen Mile Drive, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Cambria to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cambria in April: highs in Carmel hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bixby Bridge, Monterey Bay
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, get great views at Tunnel View, then get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Chilnualna Falls ©
Chilnualna Falls

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Francisco Bay and Muir Woods National Monument. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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