12 days in West Coast Itinerary

12 days in West Coast Itinerary

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12 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Boston

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker site .

Boston to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Seattle. In June, daytime highs in Seattle are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Get in touch with nature at Twin Peaks and Fort Funston National Park. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, trek along Four Mile Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning app .

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 June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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 21st (Fri), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Grammy Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles route tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online route planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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