18 days in West Coast Itinerary

18 days in West Coast Itinerary

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18 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Malibu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Beverly Hills
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Dublin

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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip builder .

Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dublin to San Francisco. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in San Francisco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles route builder app .

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malibu: Camarillo (Camarillo Premium Outlets & Camarillo Public Library), Ventura (Mission San Buenaventura & Ventura Pier and Promenade) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, stroll around Malibu Bluffs Park, kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at El Matador State Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Malibu day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Malibu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. July in Malibu sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Camarillo, Ventura, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve ©

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Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive and then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Plan my day in Beverly Hills using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Malibu to Beverly Hills in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Outdoors Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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