24 days in West Coast Itinerary

24 days in West Coast Itinerary

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24 days in West Coast Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
St. Helena
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 15​min
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
London

3
days
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.
Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Maritime Museum of San Diego and Mormon Battalion Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park.

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London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in San Diego at 24°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. Get some historical perspective at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, and stroll through Cabrillo Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Carmel.

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Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

1
day
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 1st (Fri): make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Carmel to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Beaches, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

San Carlos Cathedral
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San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

5
days
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 Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, hike along May Lake Trailhead, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and SoMa. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Twin Peaks, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

0
days
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
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You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in St. Helena are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Wineries
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

2
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, savor the flavors at Seaside Candyman, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach holiday site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from St. Helena to Cannon Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in June, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Seaside Candyman
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Seaside Candyman ©
Seaside Candyman

2
days
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 15th (Fri): make a trip to Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then stop by Chukar Cherries, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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