22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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

4
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 Maritime Museum of San Diego, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego itinerary maker .

Calgary, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calgary to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Calgary in February; daily highs in San Diego reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

5
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 7th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In February in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
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.
On the 11th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Merced Grove, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online vacation planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, expect Yosemite National Park to be cooler, temps between 10°C and -8°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 17th (Sat) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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 theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in February, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 11°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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