22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Montreal
+2
Fly + subway + shuttle:  9​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  7​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Montreal

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.
On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online travel planner .

Montreal, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rialto Beach and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ruby Beach and Murhut Falls. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, identify plant and animal life at Deer Park, and trek along Second Beach Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get slightly colder in Olympic National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, and then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Twin Peaks. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In September, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Cannon Beach - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and finally admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Taft Point and Tioga Pass. Take a break from the city and head to Sentinel Dome and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, hike along Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Washburn Point.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park journey planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 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 September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and then get great views at Dante's View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): explore and take pictures at Artists Dr and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by combination of bus and car takes about 6 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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

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