15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Kids will appreciate attractions like La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego sightseeing site .

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Diego. Traveling from London in August, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 22nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Taft Point will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner .

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 and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
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.
Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip app .

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 bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
On the 30th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seattle day trip app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Seattle hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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