19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
train + Fly:  14​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  15​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

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 13th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, then wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seattle road trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Seattle is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in July: highs in Seattle hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of Union Square, and stop by City Lights Booksellers.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nevada Falls Loop and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Four Mile Trail, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey builder website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

4
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.
The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planner.

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
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.
Family-friendly places like La Jolla Cove and Maritime Museum of San Diego will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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