15 days in California & Seattle Itinerary

15 days in California & Seattle Itinerary

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15 days in California & Seattle Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall and then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To plan Yosemite National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation maker website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
On the 26th (Wed), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and then do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg holiday planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Healdsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Healdsburg, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Tours Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery

4
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.
Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Olympic National Park (Murhut Falls & Hood Canal). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire all the interesting features of Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle day trip planner .

Getting from Healdsburg to Seattle by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Healdsburg in June, expect nights in Seattle to be somewhat warmer, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 74°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Murhut Falls ©
Murhut Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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