11 days in West Coast Itinerary

11 days in West Coast Itinerary

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11 days in West Coast Itinerary

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
Los Angeles

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Get a sense of the local culture at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Travel Town Museum. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

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Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are little chillier, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Wed), wander the streets of Chinatown and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): have fun and explore at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder site .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in June, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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