16 days in West Coast Itinerary

16 days in West Coast Itinerary

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16 days in West Coast Itinerary

Stockholm
Fly + subway:  13​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
Stockholm

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Get some cultural insight at Exploratorium and Union Square. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner

Stockholm, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Stockholm to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Monterey.

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Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. On the 23rd (Sat), look for gifts at The Cheese Shop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos State Reserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

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Carmel
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
The Cheese Shop
The Cheese Shop

4
days
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.
Getty Center The Publications and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online journey planner

Fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Monterey in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
days
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Black's Beach. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planning tool

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo

3
days
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.
Get outdoors at Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Kids will enjoy Pike Place Market and The Elliott Bay Book Company. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online holiday builder

Fly from San Diego to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

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