23 days in West Coast Itinerary

23 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast holiday planner

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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Get outdoors at Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

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

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Seattle is minus 18 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Baker Beach. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and examine the collection at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building.

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Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, then look for gifts at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Getty Center and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get a sense of the local culture at Griffith Observatory and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Craft Contemporary, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and Virga Gallery. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Newport Beach. Take a break from Anaheim with a short trip to Mission San Juan Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, about 34 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Fri) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and take an in-depth tour of Founder's Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Anaheim trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Anaheim are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like USS Midway Museum and La Jolla Cove. Get a sense of the local culture at Maritime Museum of San Diego and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rosary Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip app.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Guitar Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip