22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, have fun and explore at Travel Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are much warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

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
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: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Diego online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

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
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Murhut Falls). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Space Needle, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Seattle by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, Seattle is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online journey planner .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel route tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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

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