17 days in West Coast Itinerary

17 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast route planner

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 1 day
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Mecanique and California Academy of Sciences. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary builder.

Bangkok, Thailand to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Bangkok to San Francisco. While traveling from Bangkok, expect little chillier days and colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 1st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Diego

— 1 night

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 stroll around La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Diego itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect warmer with lows of 23°C in San Diego. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 1 day
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Olympic National Park to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Seattle

— 4 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. Head to Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 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 · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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