15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Newport
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
End: New York City

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego online journey planner .

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Carmel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, things will get little chillier in Carmel: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Mon), examine the collection at USS Pampanito, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): get curious at Exploratorium, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco visit planner .

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip site .

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 subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Manzanar National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, then hike along Moro Rock, and then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 98°F and lows about 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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 7th (Sun), learn the secrets of production at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, then make a trip to Space Needle, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle planner .

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Boeing Future of Flight
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 9th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockaway Beach Wayside, and then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip app .

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Cannon Beach at 69°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hug Point State Recreation Site, Manzanita Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside

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nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then stroll through Nye Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Newport trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cannon Beach in July, with highs in Newport at 63°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Heceta Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse

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