13 days in West Coast Itinerary

13 days in West Coast Itinerary

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13 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Yachats
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Sequim
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Amoeba Music. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip builder .

Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

2
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.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Tunnel View, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

Find out how to plan Yosemite National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yachats.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

1
night
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 20th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Smelt Sands State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, and finally look for gifts at The Chocolate Frog. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, then stroll through Hobbit Trail, and finally putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yachats day trip website .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Yachats with the Route module. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect colder days and about the same nights in Yachats, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Waldport, Florence
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2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park. On the next day, browse for treasures at Wheeler Station Antiques, take a peaceful walk through Bayocean Peninsula County Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach day trip website .

Traveling by car from Yachats to Cannon Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yachats in July: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Wheeler Station Antiques, Bayocean Peninsula County Park
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 24th (Wed), hike along Ozette Loop Hike, then hike along Second Beach Trail, and then admire all the interesting features of Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with West Coast Spin Doctors and then look for gifts at The Lavender Connection.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sequim trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Sequim takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sequim can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Sequim

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Second Beach Trail ©
Second Beach Trail
Ozette Loop Hike ©
Ozette Loop Hike
West Coast Spin Doctors ©
West Coast Spin Doctors

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Fri), take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle route planner.

You can drive from Sequim to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sequim in July, with highs in Seattle at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
T-Mobile Park ©
T-Mobile Park

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