17 days in Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  26​h
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Seattle
— 9 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Cape Town

5
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Nicholas Canyon Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Carpinteria State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), Santa Monica (Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign & Annenberg Community Beach House) and Laguna Beach (Victoria Beach, Table Rock Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and get lost in a book at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to Los Angeles is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Los Angeles, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Malibu, Oceanside Pier, Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

9
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seahurst Beach Park and Marina Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to Snoqualmie Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Venture out of the city with trips to Harstine Island State Park (in Shelton), Denny Creek Trail (in North Bend) and B&B Family Farm (in Sequim). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Deception Falls, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Worden State Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bloedel Reserve.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Seattle by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Edmonds, Tacoma, Seahurst Beach Park, Bloedel Reserve, Boehms Candies
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Fort Worden State Park ©
Fort Worden State Park
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

Similar Plans

21 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Seattle & Alaska BY A USER FROM TAIWAN June, teens, kids, outdoors, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Los Angeles & Yosemite National Park BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM DENMARK May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in New York City, Los Angeles & Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in New York City, Los Angeles & Honolulu BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM ARMENIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans