15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— Few hours
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  7​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: London

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Seattle is minus 8 hours. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

3
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ruby Beach and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Visiting Rialto Beach and Olympic National Park will get you outdoors. There's more to do: cruise along Hurricane Ridge and explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

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night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria Column, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Manzanita Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Escape the urban bustle at Fort Funston National Park and Muir Woods National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, don't miss a visit to Nob Hill, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Nevada Falls Loop. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, trek along Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park visit planning app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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