18 days in Seattle, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

18 days in Seattle, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Seattle — 5 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roozengaarde Display Garden and Deception Pass State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Washington Park Arboretum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tacoma (Tacoma Art Museum & 5 Mile Drive & Trails). There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at University of Washington, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle journey planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step off the beaten path and head to Venice Canals Walkway and Runyon Canyon Park. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

San Diego — 7 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Coronado Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Pacific Beach and Moonlight State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas), Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Loma, enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips