22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tahoe City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Seattle

Emerald City

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 1st (Sun): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip maker.

Berlin, Germany to Seattle is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. In August, daytime highs in Seattle are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
On the 3rd (Tue), appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, then hike along Trail of the Shadows, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by shuttle from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in August since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Visiting Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Merriman Falls in Quinault--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, hike along Second Beach Trail, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip builder tool.

Fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, you will find days in Olympic National Park are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and then hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip site.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Traveling by flight from Cannon Beach to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Tahoe City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): hike along Tompkins Memorial Trail, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then hike along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Meeks Bay Beach, trek along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, and then have fun at Commons Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tahoe City trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Tahoe City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Tahoe City hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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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 out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. August in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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A Land of Giants

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, then get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 41°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
On the 20th (Fri), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then kick back and relax at Black's Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and finally explore the activities along Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

Before you visit San Diego, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife