17 days in West Coast Itinerary

17 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast vacation planner

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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip builder site.

Atlanta to San Diego is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Atlanta, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, admire the sheer force of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (65°F), and nights are colder (34°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
On the 29th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then walk around Discovery Park.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Seattle, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

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