22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast tour planner

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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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.
On the 5th (Thu), stop by Seattle Mystery Bookshop, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On the next day, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Seattle holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In September, Seattle is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Beaches

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): browse for treasures at Wheeler Station Antiques, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside, kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

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You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then wander the streets of Northwest (Nob Hill), then hike along Forest Park, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

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You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. We've included these beaches for you: Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

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Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Lembert Dome. There's still lots to do: trek along Mariposa Grove, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and explore the striking landscape at Taft Point.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder app.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Carmel

— 2 nights
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 17th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach, and then kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel holiday planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, Carmel is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

San Diego

— 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Escape the urban bustle at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Black's Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, and view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation maker site.

Fly from Carmel to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Carmel in September; daily highs in San Diego reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk for some beach relaxation. Visiting Nicholas Canyon Beach and Will Rogers State Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips