12 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

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12 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

3
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 get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Monica Beach and Hermosa Beach Pier. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning tool .

Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Disneyland Park
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui. Escape the urban bustle at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Alcatraz Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Point Reyes Seashore National Park (in Point Reyes Station). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Twin Peaks, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and tee off at Lincoln Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in San Francisco at 72°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui Winery, Muir Woods National Monument, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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.
Visit Ed Munro Seahurst Park and Alki Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour in Mukilteo--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Seattle hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 60°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Boeing Future of Flight, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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