15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast trip planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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 the less-touristy side of things at The Museum of Flight and Seattle Great Wheel. Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Pop Culture and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip tool.

Berlin, Germany to Seattle is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Seattle is minus 9 hours. July in Seattle sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

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.
Kids will enjoy Haystack Rock and International Rose Test Garden. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Oregon Zoo. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach). There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books and admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Fri), engage your brain at Exploratorium, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning site.

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Kids will enjoy Tioga Pass and Yosemite, Tunnel View. On the 9th (Tue), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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