24 days in West Coast Itinerary

24 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  20 h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  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
Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  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.
Family-friendly places like Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Seattle, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
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Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
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), get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, thenhave fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of 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 team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenwalk around Laurelhurst Park, thenhead outdoors with Portland Timbers, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego attractions planner.

You can fly from Portland to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in May, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) 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
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 12th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and catch a movie at California Science Center.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles route planning tool.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus 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.
Family-friendly places like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Mariposa Grove will thrill your kids. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann, and explore the striking landscape at North Dome.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
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.
Family-friendly places like Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, 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 Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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