Enjoy the amazing magnificence of the parks and reserves of the west coast . Visit the best beaches of the world and take part in a large number of water sports available . Go on an unforgettable walk in mountains and other extremely beautiful places.

West Coast Natural Beauty: from San Francisco to San Diego

Dear traveler! The route offers the most interesting and amazing natural sights of California. Make an unforgettable trip, which originates in an extraordinary city near the bay, San Francisco. we will devote some time to strolling through its wonderful streets and visiting the most iconic places, but our main goal is enjoying the natural diversity of the state. Almost half of California’s territory is covered with forests, we can see here incredibly old (intermountain pine, up to 4,900 years old), the highest (redwood, up to 115 meters) and the most massive (sequoiadendron or mammoth tree) trees on Earth. Many unique species of animals live in forests and state reserves: bears, deer, cougars, lynxes, foxes, coyotes, hares, squirrels, opossums, and many other representatives of the fauna that maybe we'll get lucky to see. Due to the favorable climate and well-developed agriculture, the cuisine of these places is characterized by the supplies of the freshest ingredients in almost all restaurants. And, of course, due to this, there is countless more health food. Thus, it's safe to say that our journey not only promises to be interesting and full of unforgettable impressions, but also healthful.

West Coast Natural Beauty: from San Francisco to San Diego

10 days itinerary by Alexander Kosar - Nature and Hiking, Beach and Relax - Car, 9 Hotels

Road Trip Categories: Nature and Hiking, Beach and Relax

Day 1: City of Dreams, San Francisco


Today we have a study tour to the symbol of this city, the Golden Gate Bridge, you could also enjoy modern American cooking, experience the originality and features inherent in each individual locality.
Visiting: San Francisco

Day 2: Walking around the beautiful city


We have a lot of interesting things planned for today: we visit many interesting parks, beaches and other places where you can walk inspiringly and enjoy the very landscapes of this beautiful city adored by millions of tourists.
Visiting: San Francisco, Daly City, Pacifica, San Bruno

Day 3: Natural diversity of the San Francisco Peninsula


Today we go to incredibly beautiful and fascinating places in California. Enjoy an unforgettable active holiday in nature reserves, it's true harmony and tranquility here.
Visiting: San Bruno, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Woodside, Millbrae, Mountain View, Saratoga

Day 4: Parks and reserves near San Jose


In continuing our wonderful journey, we now move past the City of San Jose, in its picturesque surroundings. Enjoy a lot of beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities and take as many wonderful memorable pictures as possible.
Visiting: Saratoga, Cupertino, Santa Cruz, Los Altos, Los Gatos

Day 5: Beautiful view of Monterey Bay


Our journey continues, and we move further along the coast. Today we see the wondrous beauty of protected areas, where if you are lucky, you might see the inhabitants of these places, and continue our excursion to the best beaches of this part of the continent.
Visiting: Santa Cruz, Moss Landing, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Day 6: Paradise coastline landscapes


The west coast of the United States is indeed a unique natural area, inhabited by many unusual species of animals and plants. Today, according to the plan, we will visit the most interesting and fascinating natural places, wonderful beaches, and enjoy the specialties of the coastal cuisine.
Visiting: Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, Big Sur, San Simeon

Day 7: Walks along the Pacific Ocean


Along the west coast of the United States between such large cities as San Francisco and Los Angeles are small and very hospitable and original sites, our route's going right through them today. We see the protected nature of these places, enjoy the breathtaking scenery and visit the wonderful beaches.
Visiting: San Simeon, Cambria, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Guadalupe, Shell Beach, Solvang

Day 8: Los Angeles delightful neighborhood


We are slowly getting to the final point of our trip, San Diego. We will spend the day in the Los Angeles neighborhood, where we can enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains, the coast, visit the best and most beautifully equipped beaches and try a variety of water activities.
Visiting: Solvang, Malibu, Ojai, Ventura, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles County, North Hollywood

Day 9: San Diego and Los Angeles neighborhood - culmination of the journey


We will visit amazing forest reserves, stroll through picturesque parks, enjoy active holidays on the most popular beaches in California and, of course, dilute our extraordinary weekdays with visiting great restaurants on the last day of our journey.
Visiting: North Hollywood, Orange, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Escondido, Buena Park, La Jolla, San Diego County, Chula Vista

Day 10: Way back home


Many experienced travellers dream of driving along the west coast of the United States and only a few make this beautiful dream come true. And now we are proud to tell that we have turned it into a reality, seen the amazing natural diversity of these places, explored the peculiarities of local restaurants and beaches and had an unforgettable experience, but now it is time to go home.
Visiting: Chula Vista, San Diego