22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Sequim
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and stroll through Children's Pool.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel online holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Carmel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in September, with highs in Carmel at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Wine Tours & Tastings make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

Plan my day in San Francisco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Bring the kids along to North Dome and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sequim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kids will enjoy Deer Park and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with these side-trips from Sequim: Olympic National Park (Olympic National Park, Sol Duc Falls, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Second Beach Trail and identify plant and animal life at Dungeness River Audubon Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequim day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Sequim. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Sequim hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake

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 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then explore and take pictures at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle journey builder app .

Drive from Sequim to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Sequim in October, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 11th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip planning website .

Drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

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

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