16 days in West Coast Itinerary

16 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast route planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at California State Railroad Museum and Cable Car Museum. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Crocker Art Museum (in Sacramento) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning site.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to San Francisco, you'll gain 13.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Simeon

— 2 nights
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 6th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station, explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Piedras Blancas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Moonstone Beach Dr, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Simeon trip builder app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Carmel

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge. On the next day, stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel tour site.

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in July, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are much colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, explore the galleries of Columbia River Maritime Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, and finally make a trip to Goonies House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip builder.

You can fly from Carmel to Cannon Beach in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Seattle

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Glass, browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then see where the action happens at T-Mobile Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planning site.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Seattle by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip