20 days in West Coast Itinerary

20 days in West Coast Itinerary

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20 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Truckee
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Singapore

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary site .

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 16 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, San Diego is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Los Angeles fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

2
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters, glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country, and then contemplate the long history of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner, then glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, and finally do a tasting at Truckee River Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Truckee sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Truckee. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Truckee, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Truckee

Winter Sports Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tahoe City
Highlights from your plan
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge ©
Truckee River Winery ©
Truckee River Winery

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Truckee to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Truckee in December, expect nights in Seattle to be much warmer, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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