21 days in West Coast & Zephyr Cove Itinerary

21 days in West Coast & Zephyr Cove Itinerary

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21 days in West Coast & Zephyr Cove Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Bus:  14 h 45 min
1
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Santa Clarita
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Zephyr Cove
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
St. Helena
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Subway + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Dublin

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Villa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and finally take a stroll through Rodeo Drive.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip maker website .

Dublin, Ireland to Santa Monica is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Santa Monica is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in Santa Monica at 26°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Clarita.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Getty Villa, Rodeo Drive
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita ©
Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, and the 24th largest in the state of California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Six Flags Magic Mountain. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make a splash at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Clarita vacation planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Santa Clarita in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, expect nights in Santa Clarita to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Clarita

Theme Parks
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Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor ©
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Take a break from Monterey with a short trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Point Lobos, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, stroll around Dennis the Menace Park, and make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Monterey journey site .

You can drive from Santa Clarita to Monterey in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Santa Clarita in June, things will get a bit cooler in Monterey: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Point Lobos, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): cruise along Tioga Pass, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip website .

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zephyr Cove.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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nights
Zephyr Cove

Zephyr Cove is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Zephyr Cove side-trips: Vikingsholm (in South Lake Tahoe), River Rafting & Tubing (in Lotus) and Sand Harbor (in Incline Village). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zephyr Cove online trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Zephyr Cove. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Zephyr Cove

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe, Sand Harbor, River Rafting & Tubing, Emerald Bay State Park
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach

4
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

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You can drive from Zephyr Cove to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zephyr Cove in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at Sterling Vineyards, and then identify plant and animal life at Safari West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sterling Vineyards, Robert Mondavi Winery, Balloon Rides, Safari West
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Safari West ©
Safari West
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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