11 days in West Coast Itinerary

11 days in West Coast Itinerary

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11 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Chicago

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 1st (Mon), wander the streets of Pike Place Market and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder website .

Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Seattle, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz Island. Step out of San Francisco to go to St. Helena and see Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and take a stroll through Union Square.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Four Mile Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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 10th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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