14 days in West Coast Itinerary

14 days in West Coast Itinerary

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14 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Albany
Fly:  10​h
1
Seattle
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cascade Locks
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Napa
— 1 night
drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
drive:  7​h
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
drive:  5​h
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Albany

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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.
To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seattle online visit planner .

Albany to Seattle is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Albany to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Seattle are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You will leave for Cascade Locks on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Tours

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nights
Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks ©
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Starvation Creek Ridge Loop and Starvation Creek State Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Little Zigzag Falls and Lower Punchbowl Falls. Take a break from Cascade Locks with a short trip to Crown Point State Scenic Corridor in Corbett, about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Multnomah Falls and snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cascade Locks day trip tool .

You can drive from Seattle to Cascade Locks in 3.5 hours. September in Cascade Locks sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Little Zigzag Falls, Crown Point State Scenic Corridor
Highlights from your plan
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop ©
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls
Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

3
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to California Coastal Trail and Enderts Beach. Step out of Redwood National Park to go to Orick and see Big Tree, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park vacation planner .

Drive from Cascade Locks to Redwood National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cascade Locks in September; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Big Tree
Highlights from your plan
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Big Tree ©
Big Tree

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night
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Skyline Wilderness Park, learn about winemaking at Porter Family Vineyards, then admire the verdant scenery at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, and finally contemplate the long history of General M.G. Vallejo Home.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Napa road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Napa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Napa: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Trails Parks

Side Trip

General M.G. Vallejo Home
Highlights from your plan
Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery
Skyline Wilderness Park ©
Skyline Wilderness Park
General M.G. Vallejo Home ©
General M.G. Vallejo Home

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 21st (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, get great views at Washburn Point, then get great views at Valley View, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus, subway, flight, and car from Napa to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Napa in September: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 74°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): cruise along Generals Hwy, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, and finally admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation planner .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Miramar Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at San Gregorio State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at San Pedro Valley Park and then admire the majestic nature at Gray Whale Cove State Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning site .

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, San Gregorio State Beach, Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge, San Pedro Valley Park
Highlights from your plan
San Pedro Valley Park ©
San Pedro Valley Park
Gray Whale Cove State Beach ©
Gray Whale Cove State Beach

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