15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park and then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip planning app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Seattle is an approximately 15-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 Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Get outdoors at Nevada Falls Loop and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 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 July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego day trip app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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