15 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

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15 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Helsinki

4
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 Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary site .

Helsinki, Finland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Helsinki in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Zuma Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Malibu (Carbon Beach & Nicholas Canyon Beach) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey site .

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Let the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight capture your imagination. You'll get in some beach time at Double Bluff Beach and Alki Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Marina Beach Park (in Edmonds) and Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Seahurst Beach Park, Double Bluff Beach, Marina Beach 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

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