9 days in West Coast Itinerary

9 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast trip itinerary planner
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Seattle
— 3 nights


San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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Detroit to San Francisco is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Four Mile Trail, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Seattle — 3 nights

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 25th (Sat): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake Park, and finally stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel route builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Seattle. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 57°F. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature