15 days in West Coast & Monument Valley Itinerary

15 days in West Coast & Monument Valley Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast & Monument Valley Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Manchester

2
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seattle day trip planning website .

Manchester, 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 and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in September; daily highs in Seattle reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through Wildcat Trail, get great views at Muley Point Overlook, and then take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Monument Valley by combination of flight and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Monument Valley are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are much colder (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Muley Point Overlook, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Muley Point Overlook ©
Muley Point Overlook

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