15 days in Seattle & California Itinerary

15 days in Seattle & California Itinerary

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15 days in Seattle & California Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Bring the kids along to Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Seattle is minus 18 hours. June in Seattle sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
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.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Lombard Street, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

3
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Diego sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from San Francisco in June, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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