5 days in West Coast Itinerary

5 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Mon), browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace and then walk around Golden Gate Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planner.

Lafayette to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lafayette in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.
On the 14th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally trek along Nevada Falls Loop. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome and then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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 16th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 56°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites

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