16 days in Greater Seattle & California Itinerary

16 days in Greater Seattle & California Itinerary

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16 days in Greater Seattle & California Itinerary

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

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 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip maker website .

London, 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. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and California Academy of Sciences are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Filbert Steps. There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Exploratorium, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour planning 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 June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, and trek along North Dome.

Plan trip to Yosemite National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
McGurk Meadow ©
McGurk Meadow
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder 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 June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

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

3
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. You'll explore and learn at USS Midway Museum and Mingei International Museum. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego route planner .

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 June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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