21 days in West Coast Itinerary

21 days in West Coast Itinerary

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21 days in West Coast Itinerary

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

3
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.
Head to Pike Place Market and Pioneer Squarefor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse-Studio, and look for gifts at The Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip generator.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In July in Seattle, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Sightseeing Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Visit Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at China Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Sightseeing Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace

3
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, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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.
Do your shopping at Third Street Promenade and Guitar Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Sightseeing

Side Trips

Anaheim, Third Street Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Getty Center The Publications

4
days
San Diego

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove
SeaWorld San Diego

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