17 days in West Coast Itinerary

17 days in West Coast Itinerary

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17 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
6
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h
End: Dubai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, then make a trip to Pioneer Square, and finally examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle route builder app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Seattle is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 12 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in September, with highs in Seattle at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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 22nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll through Black's Beach, and then stroll around La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park, then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning website .

Getting from Seattle to San Diego by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in September; daily highs in San Diego reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nicholas Canyon Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Nicholas Canyon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Healdsburg

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.
Visit Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Explore Healdsburg's surroundings by going to Inglenook (in Rutherford), Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, V. Sattui Winery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Healdsburg, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

3
nights
Olympic National Park

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.
Visiting Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Deer Park, hike along Hurricane Ridge, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Healdsburg to Olympic National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Healdsburg in October, plan for cooler days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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