14 days in West Coast Itinerary

14 days in West Coast Itinerary

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14 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Gothenburg

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 1st (Tue), stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle visit website .

Gothenburg, Sweden to Seattle is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Gothenburg to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gothenburg in January, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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.
On the 7th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip maker .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, things will get much hotter in San Diego: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

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