19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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Seattle

Seattle ©

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 24th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, stroll around Kerry Park, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle driving holiday planner.

Bristol, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Bristol to Seattle. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Get outdoors at Ruby Beach and Murhut Falls. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in September, with highs in Olympic National Park at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): learn something new at Columbia River Maritime Museum, then stroll through Cannon Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Explore Mammoth Lakes' surroundings by going to Yosemite National Park (Washburn Point, Olmsted Point, &more).

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes journey planner.

You can fly from Cannon Beach to Mammoth Lakes in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Cannon Beach in October since evenings lows in Mammoth Lakes dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 5th (Sat), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then get great views at Dante's View. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Artists Dr and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr
Artists Dr
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, San Simeon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). It doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco driving holiday website.

Getting from San Simeon to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in October, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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