24 days in West Coast Itinerary

24 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast Trip Planner

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
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Hood River
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Cable Car Museum. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Family-friendly places like Vernal Fall and El Capitan will thrill your kids. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, about 4h 30 min away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Carmel

— 3 nights
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 17th (Tue): stroll around Dennis the Menace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos and then admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On your second day here, discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Carmel to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in July, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 4 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Haystack Rock and Bruce's Candy Kitchen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannon Beach and Cape Disappointment State Park. Step out of Cannon Beach to go to Tillamook and see Cape Lookout State Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach journey planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Cannon Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Cannon Beach is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River

— 3 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Multnomah Falls and White Salmon River. When in Hood River, make a side trip to see Eagle Creek Trail in Cascade Locks, approximately Cascade Locks away. The adventure continues: experience rural life at The Gorge White House, look for gifts at Lavender Valley, catch all the local highlights with Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, and stroll through Tom McCall Nature Preserve.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hood River trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Hood River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hood River: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips