15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Belfast
bus + Fly:  15​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  4​h
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
End: Belfast

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.
On the 9th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Watts Towers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner .

Belfast, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Belfast in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
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 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are colder (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) 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
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get a sense of history and politics at Angel Island Immigration Station, wander the streets of SoMa, and don't miss a visit to Nob Hill.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then stop by Chukar Cherries, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square, and then stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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