14 days in West Coast Itinerary

14 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast visit planner
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San Diego
— 1 day
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Bend
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night
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San Diego — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park and then stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation builder.

Columbus to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Columbus to San Diego. When traveling from Columbus in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park and then Head underground at Boyden Cavern.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday planning site.

Fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

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 Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite Falls and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, cruise along Tioga Pass, grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online attractions planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 30th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Bend.
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Bend — 2 nights

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bend online itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Bend in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bend, with highs around 85°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can fly to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach and then kick back and relax at Haystack Rock.

Planning Cannon Beach trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Bend to Cannon Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bend in August: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 4th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park. In August, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.
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Seattle — 1 night

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 6th (Sat): make a trip to Space Needle and then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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