8 days in West Coast Itinerary

8 days in West Coast Itinerary

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8 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

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.
On the 28th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then admire all the interesting features of Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle road trip tool .

Cleveland to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in June, Seattle is little chillier at night with lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
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.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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