20 days in Seattle & California Itinerary

20 days in Seattle & California Itinerary

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20 days in Seattle & California Itinerary

Ostrava
Fly:  22​h
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Ostrava

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planning site .

Ostrava, Czech Republic to Seattle is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Ostrava to Seattle, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Seattle, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Seattle to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

6
days
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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online tour planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 38 minutes away. Dedicate the 8th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, tee off at Lincoln Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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