8 days in West Coast Itinerary

8 days in West Coast Itinerary

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8 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly:  9​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
St. Helena
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
End: Rochester

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle online vacation planner .

Rochester to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Beaches, #Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

3
nights
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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder website .

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by combination of flight and subway takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in October, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Beaches
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa
Union Square ©
Union Square

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, then do a tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helena itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Wineries

Side Trip

Calistoga
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards

2
nights
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 23rd (Tue), admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from St. Helena to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from St. Helena in October, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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