26 days in West Coast Itinerary

26 days in West Coast Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Napa
— 2 nights
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
6
Seattle
— 5 nights

5
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 Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

2
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, then don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Napa trip builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sonoma, Safari West, Modus Operandi Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Safari West ©
Safari West
Mission San Francisco Solano ©
Mission San Francisco Solano

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Taft Point and Vernal Fall. Venture out of the city with trips to Yosemite National Park (Glacier Point, Washburn Point, &more).

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Napa to Mammoth Lakes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mammoth Lakes, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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 Griffith Observatory. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can 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
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park will thrill your kids. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: laugh and play at SeaWorld San Diego, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel route site.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

5
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.
Attractions like Space Needle and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

Plan my day in Seattle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from San Diego to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Seattle, with lows around 16°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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