8 days in West Coast Itinerary

8 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast travel planner

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San Diego
— 1 day
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 1 night
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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San Diego

— 1 day

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.
On the 9th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego itinerary planner.

Yuma to San Diego is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yuma to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yuma in April, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (71°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get great views at Half Dome. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, and finally hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from San Diego to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. When traveling from San Diego in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 59°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Golden Gate Park, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 67°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then gain insight at Portland State University, then snap pictures at Hawthorne Bridge, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Portland online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in Portland dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Shopping
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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Seattle sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
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