20 days in West Coast Itinerary

20 days in West Coast Itinerary

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20 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
St. Helena
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 15​min
7
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

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.
On the 10th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier, Santa Monica State Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mission Beach Park and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

Plan my day in San Diego using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

1
night
Carmel

Carmel
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. Plan a Carmel trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in September, with highs in Carmel at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

4
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Tioga Pass will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (3°C). On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at China Beach, stroll through Point Isabel, take a stroll through Union Square, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Beaches

Side Trips

Point Isabel, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
To find out how to plan a trip to St. Helena, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 11°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Wineries
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach tour planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from St. Helena to Cannon Beach in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in September, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Seaside Candyman
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Seattle by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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