17 days in West Coast Itinerary

17 days in West Coast Itinerary

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17 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  14​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Healdsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  15​h 15​min
End: Birmingham

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip maker site .

Birmingham, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Birmingham to Seattle. Traveling from Birmingham in June, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

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 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

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

1
night
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, then learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery.

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Getting from San Francisco to Healdsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Healdsburg, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Healdsburg to Monterey by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Healdsburg in June, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

3
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Wawona is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, get great views at Washburn Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wawona trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Monterey to Wawona by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Monterey in June, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Wawona: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Wawona to San Diego with the Route module. Traveling from Wawona in June, you will find days in San Diego are much colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to 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
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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