16 days in West Coast Itinerary

16 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast visit planner

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
5
Seattle
— 4 nights

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Jakarta to San Francisco. In December, San Francisco is much colder than Jakarta - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

You can 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. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are cooler (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

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.
On the 30th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, thenexperience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Plan my day in Los Angeles using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to 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), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters 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, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can 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.
Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Mount Walker in Olympic National Park--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with Glasshouse Studio, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from San Diego to Seattle in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in January; daily highs in Seattle reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bellevue Botanical Garden, Mount Walker
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Bellevue Botanical Garden ©
Bellevue Botanical Garden
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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