22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney

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 theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Seattle is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Diego day trip planning app .

Fly from Seattle to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Seattle in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online visit planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, trek along Panorama Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gaylor Lake.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 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 June, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, catch a ride on Cable Cars, get curious at Exploratorium, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco journey maker .

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. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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