19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dubai

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.
Attractions like Space Needle and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Olympic National Park (Lower Big Quilcene Trail & Hood Canal). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle holiday website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Seattle is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to Seattle. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Seattle to be much colder, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Diego in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online holiday planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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