15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  8​h
Portland
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Rome

2
nights
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 27th (Sat), examine the collection at The Getty Center. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour website .

Rome, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
San Diego

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, tee off at Lincoln Park, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then enjoy some diversion at RocketBoat.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit planning tool .

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in August, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

few
hours
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and finally explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Portland in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Portland, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and finally explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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