8 days in Seattle, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in Seattle, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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8 days in Seattle, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
End: Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, stop by Chukar Cherries, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major airports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field King County International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): get curious at California Science Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For maps and tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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