32 days in West Coast Itinerary

32 days in West Coast Itinerary

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32 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

3
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle online tour planner .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, make a trip to Tunnel Log, and take a memorable drive along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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 museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, try out the rides at SeaWorld San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

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

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time 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
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

6
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, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 27th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco driving holiday planner .

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 taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll through South Park Blocks, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then stroll through Oregon Zoo, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. On the next day, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Portland tour builder site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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