22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Durham
train + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Durham

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.
On the 19th (Sat), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary maker app .

Durham, UK to Seattle is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Durham to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In October, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Durham - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 21st (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. On the next day, have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portland online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Portland sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in October: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to 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
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, stroll around Crissy Field, and wander the streets of SoMa.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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