19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast tour builder

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Seattle
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Museum of Flight and Kerry Park. Dedicate the 13th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle route builder site.

Gainesville to Seattle is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Gainesville to Seattle due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Gainesville, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Golden Gate Park and de Young Museum. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and stop by SoMa.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Monterey side-trips: Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, McWay Falls, &more). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay and stop by The Cheese Shop.

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Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. April in Monterey sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coronado Bridge and Cabrillo National Monument. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

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You can fly from Monterey to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Monterey in April, with highs in San Diego at 71°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips