14 days in West Coast Itinerary

14 days in West Coast Itinerary

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14 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h
5
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): wander the streets of Pike Place Market and then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On your second day here, stroll through Alki Beach, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planning website .

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, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Marshall’s Beach. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
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 19th (Fri): stroll through Carmel River State Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Point Lobos.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Carmel trip simple and quick.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July in Carmel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

4
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 Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect much hotter with lows of 23°C in Anaheim. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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.
On the 25th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Diego sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Anaheim in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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