19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Train to Euston station, Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive
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Sequim
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Birmingham

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Seattle

— 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Fri), walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle attractions planner.

Birmingham, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in July, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Sequim

— 2 nights
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Ozette Loop Hike, take a memorable drive along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm, experience rural life at The Lavender Connection, then relax in the rural setting at B&B Family Farm, and finally head outdoors with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequim trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Sequim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Sequim at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip planner.

Drive from Sequim to Cannon Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In July in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellersfor some retail therapy. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning app.

You can fly from Cannon Beach to San Francisco in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Nevada Falls Loop will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mariposa Grove and Lembert Dome. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa Monica Pier and The Getty Center. Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. On the next day, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums