17 days in West Coast Itinerary

17 days in West Coast Itinerary

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17 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Underwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Portland
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Milan

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder tool .

Milan, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Milan in August, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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 6th (Mon): make a trip to Olmsted Point and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then get great views at Tunnel View, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the activities along Badwater, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then get great views at Dante's View.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park driving holiday app .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 46°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Underwood.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

2
nights
Underwood

Underwood ©
To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Underwood trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Death Valley National Park to Underwood. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you will find days in Underwood are colder (29°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Underwood

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hood River, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
White Salmon River ©
White Salmon River
The Gorge White House ©
The Gorge White House

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach online trip planner .

Drive from Underwood to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Underwood in August, with highs in Cannon Beach at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Astoria
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Astoria-Megler Bridge ©
Astoria-Megler Bridge

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally get outside with Portland Timbers.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor route maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Portland to Friday Harbor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in August, with highs in Friday Harbor at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, stroll through Kerry Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Seattle route site .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In August, Seattle is a bit warmer than Friday Harbor - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Kerry Park ©
Kerry Park

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