22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Toulouse
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Toulouse

3
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco route maker website .

Toulouse, France to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toulouse in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 31st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip builder site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, hike along Moro Rock, admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, and stroll through Congress Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday maker site .

Getting from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

1
night
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 9th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, then admire all the interesting features of Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip website .

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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