17 days in West Coast Itinerary

17 days in West Coast Itinerary

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1
Seattle
— 2 nights
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
5
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
6
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, thentake in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, thenadmire 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 in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, thenlook for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, thendon't miss a visit to Pioneer Square, and finally examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Seattle is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Dubai in September, expect Seattle to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can 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

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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): immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park, thenexamine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip website.

Getting from Seattle to San Diego by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of °C and lows of °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
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, thenkick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, thentake in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, thentake a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally kick back and relax at Nicholas Canyon Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Nicholas Canyon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and wander the streets of Marina District.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Sapphire Hill Winery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. Change things up with these side-trips from Healdsburg: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, V. Sattui Winery, &more), Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and Inglenook (in Rutherford). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery.

Before you visit Healdsburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Healdsburg hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. There's still lots to do: trek along Sol Duc Falls, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Deer Park, and explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Healdsburg to Olympic National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. Traveling from Healdsburg in October, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around °C, while days are much colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough 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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