11 days in West Coast Itinerary

11 days in West Coast Itinerary

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11 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

2
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.
On the 25th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. On the next day, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego journey maker website .

San Francisco to San Diego is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, San Diego is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
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.
On the 27th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 14°C and lows about -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and wander the streets of SoMa.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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