31 days in California & Washington State Itinerary

31 days in California & Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary builder

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary maker tool.

Moscow, Russia to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Moscow to Los Angeles, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Moscow in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip website.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through McGurk Meadow, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park holiday planning website.

Explore your travel options from San Diego to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from San Diego in December, things will get much colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Crescent, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, and trek along Second Beach Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Olympic National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Olympic National Park is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Seattle

— 6 nights

Emerald City

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 Tacoma (Union Station, Washington State History Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.