19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Lusaka
Fly:  29​h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Lusaka

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary maker .

Lusaka, Zambia to San Diego is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Lusaka to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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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 Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

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Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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.
Head to Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Taft Point and Nevada Falls Loop. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, hike along Panorama Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. For shopping fun, head to Exploratorium or Union Square. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and stroll through China Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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 28th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seattle visit planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco 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 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping 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

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