17 days in West Coast Itinerary

17 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Truckee
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, have fun at California Science Center, and take in breathtaking views at Coldwater Canyon Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in January, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (44°F), and nights are colder (13°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Waterfall
Vernal Fall
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Geologic Formation
El Capitan
4.9

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, then get interesting insight from HeliTahoe, then ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Cross Country, and finally contemplate the long history of Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, and then glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Truckee trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Truckee. In January, daytime highs in Truckee are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Cross-country Ski Area
Tahoe Donner Cross Country
5.0
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Cross-country Ski Area
Tahoe Donner
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Seattle

Seattle ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and finally stop by Archie McPhee. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Truckee to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Truckee in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
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Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum
4.3
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Neighborhood
Pike Place Market
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Observation Deck
Space Needle
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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Diego takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
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Playground
Balboa Park
4.8

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