22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Brisbane

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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. You'll get in some beach time at Mission Beach Park and Coronado Beach. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, stroll through Sunset Cliffs, and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego holiday builder site

Brisbane, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Diego. Traveling from Brisbane in July, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around 28°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, and finally stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour itinerary planner

You can fly from San Diego to Seattle in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Seattle when traveling from San Diego in July, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and China Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online sightseeing planner

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
China Beach
China Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tuolumne Meadows and Glacier Point. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along Panorama Trail.

Make your Yosemite National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Hermosa Beach Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Malibu to see Zuma Beach about 1h 05 min away. Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hermosa Beach Pier, Santa Monica Beach, Zuma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

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