19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Gdansk
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Gdansk

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

Plan trip to Seattle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Gdansk, Poland to Seattle is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gdansk in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 12th (Mon), head outdoors with Portland Timbers, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Seattle to Portland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego attractions planner .

You can fly from Portland to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday site .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

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, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, trek along Panorama Trail, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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