47 days in West Coast Itinerary

47 days in West Coast Itinerary

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47 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Downtown Disney & Radiator Springs Racers). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Jeddah to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

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
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego holiday maker .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

6
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kids will appreciate attractions like Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in December; daily highs in Mammoth Lakes reach 9°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

5
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Family-friendly places like Adventure Mountain and Tahoe Trout Farm will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Tahoe City (Tahoe Cross Country & Gatekeeper's Museum) and Truckee (Tahoe Donner Cross Country, Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters, & more). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, sample the tasty concoctions at South Lake Brewing Co, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and get your game on at Magic Carpet Golf.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -8°C in South Lake Tahoe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Truckee, Tahoe City, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm
Magic Carpet Golf ©
Magic Carpet Golf

5
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Bring the kids along to Wine Tours & Tastings and Sharpsteen Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Healdsburg: Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, immerse yourself in nature at Jack London State Historic Park, take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast, and look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip itinerary site .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Healdsburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Healdsburg: highs are around 18°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Pride Mountain Vineyards, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Safari West, Petaluma Seed Bank, Sharpsteen Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings
Safari West ©
Safari West

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, walk around Crissy Field, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route planner.

Getting from Healdsburg to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Healdsburg in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

5
nights
Portland

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Powell's City of Books and Cannon Beach. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Ecola State Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, examine the collection at Oregon Maritime Museum, and explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To plan Portland vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in January, things will get slightly colder in Portland: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Imagine Children's Museum (in Everett), Mount Ellinor (in Olympic National Park) and Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bellevue, Hands On Children's Museum, Mount Ellinor, Imagine Children's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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