15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
On the 21st (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Seattle travel planner.

New Delhi, India to Seattle is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from New Delhi to Seattle. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Seattle are much colder (9°C), and nights are slightly colder (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego road trip app .

You can fly from Seattle to San Diego in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in December, plan for warmer days in San Diego, with highs around 23°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier. Let the collections at The Getty Center and California Science Center capture your imagination. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, and see the interesting displays at The Hollywood Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Visiting North Dome and Yosemite Museum Gallery will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of SoMa, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are much hotter (8°C). On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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