22 days in California & Seattle Itinerary

22 days in California & Seattle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Oakville
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and engage your brain at Fleet Science Center.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planner.

Venice, Italy to San Diego is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Venice in July, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 13th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Oakville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Oakville

— 2 nights
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for gifts at Oakville Grocery, then learn about winemaking at Cakebread Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Peju Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa and then learn about winemaking at Frog's Leap Winery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oakville trip maker website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Oakville in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Oakville hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Oakville

Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Half Dome.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Oakville to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Oakville in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): try to win big at Harveys Casino and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe visit planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Transportation · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

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.
Dedicate the 26th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle road trip tool.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.4
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.