11 days in Los Angeles, Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles, Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

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11 days in Los Angeles, Seattle & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and The Getty Center. Griffith Observatory and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, look for gifts at Studio City Farmers Market, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take a stroll through Pike Place Market and then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Beaches
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Baker Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. There's still lots to do: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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