26 days in West Coast Itinerary

26 days in West Coast Itinerary

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26 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Napa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  5​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
6
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Crissy Field. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

2
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars and then identify plant and animal life at Safari West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano, then make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Napa trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Napa

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sonoma, Modus Operandi Cellars, Safari West
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
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Safari West ©
Safari West
Wine Tours & Tastings
Mission San Francisco Solano ©
Mission San Francisco Solano

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Half Dome, walk around Mariposa Grove, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes online holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus, subway, and flight from Napa to Mammoth Lakes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in June, Mammoth Lakes is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego holiday planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Space Needle and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, Seattle is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. On the 25th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
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Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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