19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  22​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Crescent City
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Aberdeen

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.
Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Tunnel View. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodie State Historic Park and Mono Lake County Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip maker tool .

Aberdeen, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Aberdeen to Yosemite National Park is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Aberdeen, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manzanar National Historic Site. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock, don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

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
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Amorosa and Musee Mecanique. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Bodega Dunes (in Bodega). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip site .

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

2
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Battery Point Lighthouse, then trek along Stout Grove, and then immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Trees of Mystery, stroll through California Coastal Trail, and then examine the collection at End of the Trail Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Crescent City day trip planning app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Crescent City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Crescent City to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Klamath, California Coastal Trail
Highlights from your plan
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Starvation Creek State Park, and finally get outside with Big Winds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Starvation Creek Ridge Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Punchbowl Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

Plan my day in Hood River using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Crescent City to Hood River by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Crescent City in August, expect Hood River to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

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You can drive from Hood River to Astoria in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Astoria is little chillier than Hood River - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour and Brackett's Landing South. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Change things up with a short trip to Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Astoria in August, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Boeing Future of Flight, Duthie Hill Park, Brackett's Landing South
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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