32 days in West Coast Itinerary

32 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast holiday planner

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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Seattle

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seattle day trip site.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Seattle is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Seattle hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Attractions like Ruby Beach and Sol Duc Falls make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, hike along Second Beach Trail, explore and take pictures at Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, and stroll through Hoh River Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In July, Olympic National Park is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get great views at Twin Peaks, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for much hotter nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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.
Attractions like SeaWorld San Diego and USS Midway Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego holiday maker app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors