19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Garden Park, and pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle vacation app .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle. In September, daytime highs in Seattle are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

5
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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and get great views at Tunnel View.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online journey planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

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

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: stroll through San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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