46 days in Austin & West Coast Itinerary

46 days in Austin & West Coast Itinerary

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46 days in Austin & West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Austin
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 2 nights
6
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

6
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Texas State Capitol. Venture out of the city with trips to San Antonio (The Alamo, The San Antonio River Walk, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 3rd (Fri) at Typhoon Texas. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, look for gifts at Central Market, and pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin online trip planner .

London, UK to Austin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Austin. When traveling from London in May, plan for much warmer days in Austin, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Antonio, Typhoon Texas
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

7
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 Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Austin to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Austin in May, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

8
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles route builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

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

8
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.
Attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and McGurk Meadow make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip app .

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 a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

2
nights
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. On the 31st (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip planning app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, Carmel is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Space Needle and Pike Place Market. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, stroll through Woodland Park Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue
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Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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