35 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Washington State Itinerary

35 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Washington State Itinerary

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35 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Washington State Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Freeland, Whidbey Island
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Deer Harbor, Orcas Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Forks
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Port Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  45​min
8
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip website .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and subway. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar to San Francisco, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Ulaanbaatar in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

8
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.
For shopping fun, head to Santa Monica Farmers Market or Two Rodeo Drive. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Freeland.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
day
Freeland, Whidbey Island

Freeland ©
Freeland is a census-designated place (CDP) on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Langley Whale Center, explore the wide array of goods at The Star Store, then take in the exciting artwork at Callahan’s Firehouse Studio and Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Bluff Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Freeland attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Freeland with the Route module. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Freeland: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Deer Harbor.

Things to do in Freeland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Langley
Highlights from your plan
Langley Whale Center ©
Langley Whale Center
The Star Store ©
The Star Store

1
night
Deer Harbor, Orcas Island

Deer Harbor ©
Deer Harbor is an unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Orcas Island Artworks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Judd Cove, then look for gifts at Darvill's Bookstore, and finally have fun and explore at The Funhouse Discovery Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Deer Harbor online route planner .

Traveling by car from Freeland to Deer Harbor takes 3 hours. January in Deer Harbor sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Deer Harbor

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Orcas Island, Darvill's Bookstore, Orcas Island Artworks
Highlights from your plan
Orcas Island Artworks ©
Orcas Island Artworks
Judd Cove Preserve ©
Judd Cove Preserve
Darvill's Bookstore ©
Darvill's Bookstore

3
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
You'll explore and learn at Island Studios and The Whale Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Serendipity the used book place and Arctic Raven Gallery. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan Co Park, view the masterpieces at WaterWorks Gallery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the world behind art at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Friday Harbor online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Deer Harbor to Friday Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

San Juan Co Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
San Juan Co Park ©
San Juan Co Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

3
nights
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Visiting Second Beach and La Push Beach will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Forks Timber Museum and John's Beachcombing Museum. Take a break from Forks with a short trip to Shi Shi Beach in Clallam Bay, about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Third Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at First Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Forks online travel planner .

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Forks in 5.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Forks can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Forks

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Push, Shi Shi Beach
Highlights from your plan
First Beach ©
First Beach
La Push Beach ©
La Push Beach
Forks Timber Museum ©
Forks Timber Museum

5
nights
Port Angeles

Port Angeles
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. EarthenWorks Gallery and Blue Whole Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Mount Storm King and Hurricane Ridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Angeles: Olympic National Park (Mount Olympus, Olympic National Park, & more) and Joyce Depot Museum (in Joyce). The adventure continues: trek along Second Beach Trail and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Angeles road trip app .

You can drive from Forks to Port Angeles in 1.5 hours. January in Port Angeles sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Blue Whole Gallery, Joyce Depot Museum, EarthenWorks Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Storm King
Mount Storm King
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Washington State History Museum. Head to Pike Place Market and Pioneer Squarefor plenty of shopping. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Tacoma (Museum of Glass & Tacoma Art Museum). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom Rack, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Angeles to Seattle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tacoma
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

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