20 days in West Coast Itinerary

20 days in West Coast Itinerary

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20 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 4 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 + Train:  15​h
End: Brussels

3
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Lower Big Quilcene Trail). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder site .

Brussels, Belgium to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Brussels to Seattle, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Seattle is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, have some family-friendly fun at AxeVentures, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip planner.

Fly from Seattle to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Seattle in July, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker 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. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive 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

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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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online road trip planner .

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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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