40 days in Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

40 days in Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

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40 days in Los Angeles & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 20 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Seattle
— 19 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

20
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get a sense of the local culture at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and Battleship USS Iowa BB-61. You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Clemente Coastal Trail and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Malibu (Zuma Beach, El Matador State Beach, & more), Oceanside (Harbor Beach & The Graves House) and Long Beach Waterfront (in Long Beach). Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and stroll through Huntington Dog Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder tool .

Newark to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Oceanside, Temecula, Whittier
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19
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.
Head to Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glassfor plenty of shopping. Hands On Children's Museum and Bruce Lee Grave Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Little Si Trail (in North Bend), Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Port Townsend (Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, see the interesting displays at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, admire the natural beauty at Bloedel Reserve, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Seattle by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Seattle, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Port Townsend, Sequim, Olympic National Park, Edmonds
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum

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