16 days in West Coast Itinerary

16 days in West Coast Itinerary

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16 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 15 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Mount Walker in Olympic National Park, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Diego in January; daily highs in Seattle reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mount Walker, Bellevue Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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