22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
5
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1 h 45 min
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Manchester

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, and have fun at Balboa Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip planning website.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, tee off at Lincoln Park, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning site.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, San Francisco is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, stroll through High Divide, and hike along Sol Duc Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to Olympic National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
High Divide ©
High Divide

1
night
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Comet Falls.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: highs in Mount Rainier National Park hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, thentake in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, thentake a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel route tool.

You can take a shuttle from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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