25 days in West Coast Itinerary

25 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
6
Seattle
— 4 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco journey planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, stroll through Mariposa Grove, and make a trip to Pothole Dome.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park journey tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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 find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation builder website.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

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
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, thentake a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy. On the next day, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Diego in October, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Murhut Falls). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, stroll around Discovery Park, and make a trip to Space Needle.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Seattle takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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