21 days in West Coast Itinerary

21 days in West Coast Itinerary

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21 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Taipei

1
night
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 6th (Sat): look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online trip planner .

Taipei, Taiwan to Seattle is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. When traveling from Taipei in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature 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
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

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Traveling by car from Seattle to Cannon Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, Cannon Beach is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

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

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 10th (Wed): hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, and then hike along Congress Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway 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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
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 Taft Point and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, make a trip to Lombard Street, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online road trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fishing Charters & Tours

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