17 days in West Coast Itinerary

17 days in West Coast Itinerary

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17 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  5​h 45​min
6
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
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 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seahurst Beach Park, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then take a stroll through Pioneer Square, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle route builder site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Seattle is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to Seattle. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, then trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planning website .

You can fly from Seattle to San Diego in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally examine the collection at The Getty Center. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then engage your brain at California Science Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
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 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally wander the streets of Union Square. On your second day here, wander the streets of SoMa, take a stroll through Chinatown, then stop by Exploratorium, and finally examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, then do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach, then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Healdsburg vacation planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Healdsburg, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Beaches Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, Sonoma Coast State Beach, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stroll through Cannon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Healdsburg to Cannon Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria Column, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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.
Relax by the water at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Sol Duc Falls and Olympic National Park. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Merriman Falls in Quinault, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Hurricane Ridge, stroll through Second Beach Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bunch Creek Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Merriman Falls
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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