16 days in West Coast Itinerary

16 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to March's Point, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 day
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Beacon Ave S & 27th Ave S
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, take a stroll through Union Square, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco planning website.

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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 Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, cruise along Tioga Pass, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get a sense of the local culture at Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step out of the city life by going to Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. And it doesn't end there: hike along Hurricane Ridge, explore the activities along Crescent Lake, and take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Olympic National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Olympic National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 day
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at The Whale Museum and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Friday Harbor tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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 25th (Thu), take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, see where the action happens at T-Mobile Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planning tool.

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Friday Harbor in July since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 60°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites