11 days in West Coast Itinerary

11 days in West Coast Itinerary

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11 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly:  8​h
1
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  8​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h
End: Lexington

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Anaheim driving holiday planning site .

Lexington to Anaheim is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Anaheim are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online route planner .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Anaheim, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get curious at Exploratorium, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Francisco, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle driving holiday planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
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.
On the 20th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Seattle to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 34°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
North Dome ©
North Dome

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