31 days in West Coast Itinerary

31 days in West Coast Itinerary

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31 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h
1
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

3
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Cushman, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip planner .

London, UK to Olympic National Park is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from London to Olympic National Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 5th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

#Parks, #Nature
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier

4
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, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seattle tour itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Seattle, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 12th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Merced Grove, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland 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.
Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego road trip tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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