22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Taxi
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Pescadero
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Helena
— 1 night
Fly
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego. On the next day, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planning website.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around 78°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Los Angeles

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then kick back and relax at Butterfly Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip builder website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get little chillier in Santa Barbara: highs are around 77°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, trek along Lembert Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route website.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

1
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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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

Plan trip to Carmel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for much hotter nights in Carmel, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Monterey is just a short distance from Carmel. In October, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pescadero.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

1
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Pescadero

Pescadero is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California two miles (3 km) east of State Route 1 and Pescadero State Beach. On the 18th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bean Hollow State Beach and then kick back and relax at Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach.

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

You can drive from Monterey to Pescadero in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pescadero

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get outdoors at Lincoln Park and China Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

Plan a San Francisco trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Pescadero to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in San Francisco are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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St. Helena

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
On the 22nd (Mon), learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and finally identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St. Helena day trip site.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

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Portland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stop by Powell's City of Books, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland online visit planner.

You can fly from St. Helena to Portland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Helena in October: highs in Portland hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 24th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery, then look for gifts at Beach Books, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.