8 days in West Coast Itinerary

8 days in West Coast Itinerary

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8 days in West Coast Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  7​h
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  4​h
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Newark

1
day
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 21st (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

Newark to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Childrens Museums, #Museums, #Nightlife
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

1
day
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point and then don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park attractions 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. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
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 childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
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 27th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle online sightseeing planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by combination of subway and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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