24 days in West Coast Itinerary

24 days in West Coast Itinerary

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24 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
+2
bus + Fly + subway:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta


5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baker Beach and China Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Miramar Beach (in Half Moon Bay) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

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Valletta, Malta to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and subway. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Miramar Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Glacier Point. On the 6th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. And it doesn't end there: trek along May Lake Trailhead, contemplate the waterfront views at Gaylor Lake, make a trip to Valley View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 14°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stop by The Cheese Shop, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Carmel road trip planning website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: highs in Carmel hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

4
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and stroll through Black's Beach.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In March, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Carmel - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Visiting Santa Monica Beach and Zuma Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, Head underground at Bronson Caves, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Zuma Beach, Manhattan Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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.
Visiting Alki Beach and Ed Munro Seahurst Park will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Seattle in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, Seattle is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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