23 days in Seattle & Los Angeles Itinerary

23 days in Seattle & Los Angeles Itinerary

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23 days in Seattle & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Los Angeles
— 13 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Nashville

9
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Square. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Flight and Seattle Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Olympic National Park (Mount Walker, Lower Big Quilcene Trail, & more), Bainbridge Island (The Grand Forest & Bloedel Reserve) and 5 Mile Drive & Trails (in Tacoma). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary builder app .

Nashville to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Seattle is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Bainbridge Island, Brackett's Landing South, Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve, 5 Mile Drive & Trails
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

13
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Hollyhock House. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Malibu (Nicholas Canyon Beach & Surfrider Beach) and Christ Cathedral (in Garden Grove). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 85°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Pasadena, Santa Barbara
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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