17 days in West Coast Itinerary

17 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport
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San Diego
— 1 day
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Seattle
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and USS Pampanito capture your imagination. Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, get great views at Twin Peaks, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Bangkok, Thailand to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Bangkok to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be cooler, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: trek along Mariposa Grove, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, make a trip to Washburn Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, San Diego is much warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Citadel Outlets. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get some fabulous bargains at Citadel Outlets, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at California Science Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Olympic National Park

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Relax by the water at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Get outdoors at Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and hike along Second Beach Trail.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park road trip planning website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get little chillier in Olympic National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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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 9th (Fri): wander the streets of Pioneer Square, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

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Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites