21 days in West Coast Itinerary

21 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast trip itinerary planner
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles — 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Bergamot Station) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy some diversion at California Science Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.
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San Diego — 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, stroll around La Jolla Cove, and examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder website.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Dome, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center, explore the activities along Merced River, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to St. Helena.
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St. Helena — 2 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Benessere Vineyards, see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, then learn about winemaking at Benziger Family Winery, and finally do a tasting at Parallel Napa Valley. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, do a tasting at Conn Creek Winery, then view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, and finally learn about winemaking at Cosentino Winery.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Helena tour itinerary site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to St. Helena by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, expect nights in St. Helena to be warmer, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary app.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in January, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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