11 days in West Coast Itinerary

11 days in West Coast Itinerary

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11 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

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 in touch with nature at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Panorama Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and hike along Lembert Dome.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online tour builder .

Newark to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Newark in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
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 13th (Sat): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle route 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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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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