18 days in West Coast Itinerary

18 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 2 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Cathedral Lake Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

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.
Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel route planning app.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games