14 days in California & Seattle Itinerary

14 days in California & Seattle Itinerary

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14 days in California & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Charlotte

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego travel planning site .

Charlotte to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Charlotte in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

4
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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. It doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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 25th (Thu): shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Seahurst Beach Park, contemplate the long history of King Street Station, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle tour builder website .

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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