13 days in West Coast Itinerary

13 days in West Coast Itinerary

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13 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Vienna

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

Vienna, Austria to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Vienna to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Vienna, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and then pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the San Diego driving holiday planner.

You can 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 a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Diego

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, then take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Simeon trip builder site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to San Simeon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in San Simeon to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from San Simeon to Death Valley National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from San Simeon in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View and then immerse yourself in nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Thu), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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