21 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

21 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

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21 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Seattle
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
nights
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 Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Jakarta to San Francisco, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and finally look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation maker app .

Do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Third Street Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
The Grove ©
The Grove

8
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pike Place Market and Space Needle. Head to Elliott Bay Book Company and Archie McPheefor some retail therapy. Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

Make your Seattle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Los Angeles to Seattle by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in Seattle to be slightly colder, around 3°C, while days are colder, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park. On your second day here, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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

Fly from Seattle to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in January, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 11°C, while days are warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Disney California Adventure Park, Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get curious at California Academy of Sciences, buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum
Ghirardelli Square ©
Ghirardelli Square

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