22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and make a trip to Pioneer Square.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Seattle at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Seattle

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

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 9th (Thu), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Sonoma Plaza, look for gifts at Petaluma Seed Bank, then learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Seattle to St. Helena by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in April, expect nights in St. Helena to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Sonoma Plaza, Petaluma Seed Bank
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from St. Helena in April, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
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 museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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