24 days in West Coast Itinerary

24 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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Healdsburg
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights

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Seattle

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Seattle online driving holiday planner.

Cork, Ireland to Seattle is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Cork to Seattle. When traveling from Cork in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Portland

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.
On the 8th (Thu), look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally stroll around Hoyt Arboretum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Portland route maker website.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

1
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Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
On the 9th (Fri), indulge your senses at Ace It Bike Tours, do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Healdsburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Healdsburg: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ace It Bike Tours ©
Ace It Bike Tours
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, get great views at Twin Peaks, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planner.

Drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Healdsburg in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, stroll around Mariposa Grove, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park attractions planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

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 19th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then get interesting insight from Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and finally admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip tool.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be warmer, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

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Los Angeles

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 22nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Diego

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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