14 days in West Coast Itinerary

14 days in West Coast Itinerary

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14 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Pioneer Yosemite History Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall and then play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online attractions planner .

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors
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Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Mumm Napa (in Rutherford), Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville) and Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley (in Yountville). The adventure continues: see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and wander the streets of Russian Hill.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip maker .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Mumm Napa, Robert Mondavi Winery, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Officers' Row, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at World of Speed Motorsports Museum, then admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and then examine the collection at Oregon Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Portland day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

World of Speed Motorsports Museum, Officers' Row
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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry ©
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum

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.
You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio. Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum of Flight and Frye Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Muckleshoot Casino (in Auburn) and Tacoma (Fort Nisqually Living History Museum & Museum of Glass). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, get a taste of local nightlife at Pike Brewing Company, have a few drinks at Pyramid Brewery and Alehouse, and stop by Archie McPhee.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner.

Fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Nightlife Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tacoma, Muckleshoot Casino
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Glasshouse Studio ©
Glasshouse Studio

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