21 days in West Coast Itinerary

21 days in West Coast Itinerary

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21 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
5
Lincoln City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Walla Walla
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Denver

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 9th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Motif. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Dream Wanderer, and finally browse the exhibits of Integratron.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs online trip maker .

Denver to Palm Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Palm Springs. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Denver in February: high temperatures in Palm Springs hover around 77°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Landers
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Griffith Observatory and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Tolerance, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Palm Springs in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Bodie State Historic Park. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Yosemite Falls. Step out of Yosemite National Park to go to Bridgeport and see Mono County Museum, which is approximately 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery and fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink.

Find out how to plan Yosemite National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In February, Yosemite National Park is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 48°F and lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Bridgeport
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and de Young Museum. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

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

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lincoln City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 20th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Freed Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Alderhouse Glass Blowers, then take in the exciting artwork at Mossy Creek Pottery, then identify plant and animal life at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, and finally take an in-depth tour of North Lincoln County Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, admire the majestic nature at Gleneden Beach State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Prehistoric.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lincoln City online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Lincoln City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in February, things will get slightly colder in Lincoln City: highs are around 51°F and lows about 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Gleneden Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Step off the beaten path and head to Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Columbia River Maritime Museum and Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Astoria with an excursion to Hug Point State Recreation Site in Arch Cape--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Astoria holiday maker site .

You can drive from Lincoln City to Astoria in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Astoria sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Get outdoors at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Starvation Creek State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sherman County Historical Museum and Presby Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Maryhill Museum of Art (in Goldendale), Fire Museum in City Hall (in The Dalles) and Johnston Ridge Observatory (in Castle Rock). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead and delve into the lush surroundings at Starvation Creek Ridge Loop.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hood River online attractions planner .

You can drive from Astoria to Hood River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in February, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Dalles, Goldendale, Cascade Locks, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Sherman County Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sherman County Historical Museum ©
Sherman County Historical Museum
Maryhill Museum of Art ©
Maryhill Museum of Art

2
nights
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. On the 28th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Kirkman House Museum, then do a tasting at Walla Walla Vintners, then examine the collection at Dayton Historical Depot Museum, and finally do a tasting at Rulo Winery. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Fort Walla Walla Museum, learn about winemaking at College Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Kontos Cellars.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Walla Walla trip itinerary website .

Drive from Hood River to Walla Walla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. February in Walla Walla sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Dayton Historical Depot Museum
Highlights from your plan
Walla Walla Vintners ©
Walla Walla Vintners
Fort Walla Walla Museum ©
Fort Walla Walla Museum
College Cellars ©
College Cellars

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