11 days in West Coast Itinerary

11 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Seattle
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

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 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

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Durham to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in May, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, stroll through Wawona Meadow, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

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Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 6th (Sun), look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

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