23 days in West Coast Itinerary

23 days in West Coast Itinerary

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23 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seattle attractions site .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Copenhagen to Seattle, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

4
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, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, stroll through Gaylor Lake, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 8°C. You will leave for San Diego on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Diego by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Diego to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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