18 days in West Coast Itinerary

18 days in West Coast Itinerary

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18 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

Start your trip to San Francisco by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elizabeth Lake, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and get great views at Valley View.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the natural beauty at The Japanese Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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