22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast vacation planner

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, stroll around La Jolla Cove, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Diego is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in San Diego reach 25°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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 19th (Wed), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's still lots to do: trek along Mariposa Grove, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and stroll through McGurk Meadow.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum, and finally walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, then stroll around Laurelhurst Park, then explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portland travel route tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Portland when traveling from San Francisco in April, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, make a trip to Space Needle, and walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Seattle sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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