15 days in California & Seattle Itinerary

15 days in California & Seattle Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
St. Helena
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Hermosa Beach Pier in Hermosa Beach--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles attractions planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hermosa Beach Pier, Santa Monica State Beach
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at California Tower, then step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and then stroll through Mission Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Diego road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

2
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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Carmel by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Diego in May, with highs in Carmel at 21°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to City Lights Booksellers and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Exploratorium, get great views at Twin Peaks, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and wander the streets of SoMa.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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hours
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards and then learn about winemaking at Schweiger Vineyards.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the St. Helena trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in St. Helena are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (10°C). On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries
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Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Schweiger Vineyards ©
Schweiger Vineyards

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Head to Pike Place Market and Pioneer Squarefor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, stroll through Alki Beach, and view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Helena to Seattle in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in May, you will find days in Seattle are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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