22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast visit planner

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Sequim
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seattle tour planner.

Bergen, Norway to Seattle is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bergen in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Sequim

— 2 nights
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take a memorable drive along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike, then hike along Second Beach Trail, and finally experience rural life at B&B Family Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Lavender Connection, then get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, and then stroll around Deer Park Road.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequim trip planning tool.

You can drive from Seattle to Sequim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Sequim reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then stroll through Manzanita Beach. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then stroll through Cannon Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sequim to Cannon Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Meeks Bay Beach, then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and finally stroll through Baldwin Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kiva Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach, and then kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cannon Beach to South Lake Tahoe takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marshall’s Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from South Lake Tahoe, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carmel

— 1 night
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 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carmel day trip app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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 Mariposa Grove. There's much more to do: hike along Four Mile Trail, stroll through Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, then cruise along Generals Hwy, and finally contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Grant Grove, trek along Congress Trail, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Diego

— 2 nights

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 19th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Children's Pool, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Diego road trip website.

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 July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are cooler, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online route planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip