12 days in West Coast Itinerary

12 days in West Coast Itinerary

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12 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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 3rd (Mon), view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and then shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seattle journey planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Beaches
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 5th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Cannon Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Cannon Beach reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

2
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 Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, wander the streets of Chinatown, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to San Francisco in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Carmel trip builder site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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 (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Children's Pool, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online visit planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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