8 days in West Coast Itinerary

8 days in West Coast Itinerary

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8 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

1
night
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 1st (Mon): make a trip to Space Needle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seattle tour itinerary planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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