18 days in West Coast Itinerary

18 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Olympic National Park to see Hood Canal about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and make a trip to Space Needle.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seattle day trip tool.

Manchester, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Seattle. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect Seattle to be somewhat 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

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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.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
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, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego day trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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