11 days in Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

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11 days in Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly:  4​h
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Albuquerque

5
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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Two Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, contemplate the long history of Hollyhock House, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

Albuquerque to Los Angeles is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Albuquerque, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Two Rodeo Drive
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hurricane Ridge and Murhut Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pike Place Market and Glasshouse Studio. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Olympic National Park (Second Beach Trail & Ozette Loop Hike). Dedicate the 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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