9 days in West Coast Itinerary

9 days in West Coast Itinerary

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9 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Anaheim
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim day trip website .

Ottawa, Canada to Anaheim is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ottawa to Anaheim. Traveling from Ottawa in July, expect Anaheim to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): make a trip to Olmsted Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally trek along Panorama Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Anaheim in July, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary app .

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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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