12 days in West Coast Itinerary

12 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  3​h
1
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Crescent City
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Portland

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Seattle trip simple and quick.

Portland to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Seattle sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

1
day
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach, trek along Stout Grove, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point St George Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Crescent City travel route planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Crescent City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Crescent City to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Enderts Beach
Highlights from your plan
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel planner .

Getting from Crescent City to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Crescent City in July, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Tuolumne Meadows. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

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

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

Similar Plans

16 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, beaches, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in West Coast, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in West Coast, Rachel & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in West Coast & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in West Coast & Las Vegas SEE PLAN August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans