23 days in West Coast Itinerary

23 days in West Coast Itinerary

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23 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Glasgow

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), enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

Glasgow, UK to Seattle is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Seattle is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in October, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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

2
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Let the collections at Gracianna Winery and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and Pride Mountain Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Rutherford (Inglenook & Honig Vineyard & Winery), St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, V. Sattui Winery, & more) and Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery (in Glen Ellen). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Healdsburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Healdsburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in October: highs in Healdsburg hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

St. Helena, Rutherford, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Fisherman's Wharf and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and take a stroll through The Embarcadero.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Healdsburg in October, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Let the collections at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Sentinel Dome and Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) 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
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and El Pueblo de Los Angeles capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Two Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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.
On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and then stroll around La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in San Diego sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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