20 days in West Coast Itinerary

20 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast tour builder

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Portland International Airport
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and Safari West. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

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Mumbai, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to San Francisco. Traveling from Mumbai in June, expect San Francisco to be much colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Simeon

— 1 night
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 30th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon trip itinerary builder website.

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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches

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. On the 1st (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally look for gifts at AiX.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Carmel road trip planner.

Drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from San Simeon in June: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, make a trip to Washburn Point, hike along Mariposa Grove, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip tool.

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and International Rose Test Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Portland. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Portland, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park, pick up some new knowledge with Columbia River Maritime Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Seattle

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Sun), stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stroll around Kerry Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Museums

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.