22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Nashville

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): walk around Kerry Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and then stop by Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip site .

Nashville to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nashville in May; daily highs in Seattle reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Haystack Rock and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach visit planner .

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in May: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Enderts Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Redwood National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Muir Woods National Monument and Presidio of San Francisco will get you outdoors. Visit Twin Peaks and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. The adventure continues: trek along Lands End, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip tool .

Getting from Redwood National Park to San Francisco by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Redwood National Park in May, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Carmel in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Broad. For shopping fun, head to LA Farmers' Market or The Grove. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, engage your brain at California Science Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Point Loma. Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Shores Park and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, wander the streets of Little Italy, contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

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