17 days in West Coast Itinerary

17 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Oak Canyon Nature Center, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online holiday maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): trek along Congress Trail, trek along Big Baldy, and then admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in October, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and North Dome. There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park visit site.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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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.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Twin Peaks, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

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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 6th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, stop by Chukar Cherries, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. On the next day, walk around Discovery Park and then admire the natural beauty at Bloedel Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, Seattle is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

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