11 days in West Coast Itinerary

11 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Anaheim
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Simi Valley
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Truckee
— 1 night
7
Sacramento
— 1 night
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
9
Seattle
— 2 nights

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park online travel planner.

New York City to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim attractions planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Anaheim in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, with highs in Anaheim at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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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 23rd (Thu), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday app.

Drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Los Angeles are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Simi Valley.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Simi Valley

Simi Valley ©
The city of Simi Valley, in the eponymous valley, is in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Simi Valley trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Simi Valley in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Simi Valley, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Simi Valley

Museums
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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©

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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 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thentrek along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Simi Valley to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Simi Valley in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, hike along Tompkins Memorial Trail, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Truckee online road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Truckee takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Truckee is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Five Lakes Creek Trailhead
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River Rafting & Tubing
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead ©
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 27th (Mon), work some fitness into your day at Lower American River, thensee the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, thenstroll through Stevens Trail, and finally trek along Elk Grove Creek Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sacramento road trip planning app.

Getting from Truckee to Sacramento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Truckee in July, expect nights in Sacramento to be much warmer, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Elk Grove Creek Trail
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Lower American River ©
Lower American River
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip maker.

You can drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Sacramento in July, plan for colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, thenexplore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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