11 days in West Coast Itinerary

11 days in West Coast Itinerary

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11 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  20​h
1
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

1
night
St. Helena

The city of St.
On the 23rd (Mon), learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Castello di Amorosa. On the next day, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read St. Helena route builder tool .

Lisbon, Portugal to St. Helena is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Lisbon to St. Helena due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in St. Helena when traveling from Lisbon in July, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Tours, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Robert Mondavi Winery, Castello di Amorosa
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 25th (Wed), take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through The Embarcadero, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco route planner .

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
China Beach ©
China Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hike along Panorama Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

3
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.
Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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