16 days in West Coast Itinerary

16 days in West Coast Itinerary

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16 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  22​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 18th (Thu): stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seattle tour itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seattle is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then have fun at Balboa Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in October; daily highs in San Diego reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

Plan a Los Angeles trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

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
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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