21 days in West Coast Itinerary

21 days in West Coast Itinerary

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21 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse-Studio, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip maker app .

Jerusalem, Israel to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jerusalem in September: highs in Seattle hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, and stroll through Sunset Cliffs.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego driving holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Seattle to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Los Angeles vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

5
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.
When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company in Bear Valley, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, cruise along Tioga Pass, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online attractions planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Valley Adventure Company
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.
Dedicate the 28th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route builder site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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