15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
San Simeon
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
San Francisco
— 4 nights


Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

Visit Crystal Cove and 1,000 Steps Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at 26-Mile Bike Path and Salt Creek Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Bowers Museum (in Santa Ana). There's still lots to do: get your bearings at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker app.

Belize City, Belize to Los Angeles is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Belize City in April, plan for slightly colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to San Simeon.
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San Simeon — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll through William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Vista Point, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon attractions planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Simeon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Los Angeles in April, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monterey.
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Monterey — 3 nights

Get a sense of the local culture at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and National Steinbeck Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pfeiffer State Beach and Asilomar State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Monterey side-trips: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (in Moss Landing) and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (in Big Sur).

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Monterey online visit planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in April, plan for slightly colder days in Monterey, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ansel Adams Gallery and Mariposa Museum and History Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Yosemite National Park: Mariposa (Butterfly Creek Winery & Vineyards & California State Mining and Mineral Museum), Southgate Brewing Company (in Oakhurst) and Stanislaus National Forest (in Hathaway Pines). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, stroll around Mariposa Grove, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Monterey to Yosemite National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Monterey in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

Visiting Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and Musee Mecanique. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Half Moon Bay (Gray Whale Cove State Beach & Mavericks). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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