23 days in West Coast Itinerary

23 days in West Coast Itinerary

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23 days in West Coast Itinerary

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

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.
Do your shopping at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Elliott Bay Book Company. Get in touch with nature at Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, make a trip to Space Needle, and browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle road trip tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Seattle. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
We've included these beaches for you: Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Hurricane Ridge and Murhut Falls. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, trek along Sol Duc Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip planner .

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Olympic National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
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.
The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Fly from Olympic National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Visiting San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Do your shopping at Exploratorium and Union Square. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip site .

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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