20 days in West Coast Itinerary

20 days in West Coast Itinerary

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20 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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 zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Diego driving holiday planner.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Diego due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and admire all the interesting features of Half Dome.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mammoth Lakes trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Mammoth Lakes dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco route site .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Sequim to see B&B Family Farm about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

B&B Family Farm
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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