24 days in West Coast Itinerary

24 days in West Coast Itinerary

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24 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Seattle. In May, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 4th (Mon), meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, then explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll around Laurelhurst Park, then get outside with Portland Timbers, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portland sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego road trip planning website .

You can fly from Portland to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 12th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, engage your brain at California Science Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Crissy Field, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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