15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast Itinerary

London
Fly:  12​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle itinerary planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium
Pike Place Market
Space Needle

3
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier will thrill your kids. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 40 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Seattle to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Sightseeing Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
days
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, trails, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Wawona Meadow, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and RocketBoat. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Sightseeing Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden

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