22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Santa Monica Pier and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles attractions planner.

Glasgow, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Glasgow to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glasgow in July, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

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.
Visiting Taft Point and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Lembert Dome.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

You can 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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by The Cheese Shop, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Mission Beach Park. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Diego road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Carmel in July; daily highs in San Diego reach 29°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 19th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Tillamook Rock Light, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Cannon Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect Cannon Beach to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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