24 days in West Coast Itinerary

24 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Fresno, Fly to Portland
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Fly
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Seattle
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Disneyland Park ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
Natural History Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
4.4

1
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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, cruise along Artists Dr, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Zabriskie Point ©
Must see
Zabriskie Point
4.8
Artists Dr
Scenic Drive
Artists Dr
4.6
Badwater Basin ©
Water Body
Badwater Basin
4.7

3
nights
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Mariposa Grove. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, trek along Panorama Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online journey planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Lembert Dome ©
Must see
Lembert Dome
4.8
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
Sentinel Dome ©
Must see
Sentinel Dome
4.9

3
nights
San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and Legion of Honor. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Fort Point. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7

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. On the 29th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

1
night
San Simeon

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon attractions planner.

Drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

2
nights

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 1st (Tue): trek along Moro Rock Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and finally hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove, then hike along Congress Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey maker site.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from San Simeon in September, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Moro Rock Trail ©
Must see
Moro Rock Trail
4.9
Giant Forest ©
Must see
Giant Forest
4.9

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, then steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, hike along Forest Park, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portland route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Portland in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October: highs in Portland hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

1
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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then stroll through Haystack Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach day trip planning site.

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Haystack Rock ©
Must see
Haystack Rock
4.8
Cannon Beach ©
Must see
Cannon Beach
4.8
Ecola State Park ©
State Park
Ecola State Park
4.8

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hurricane Ridge and Ruby Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Rialto Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoh River Trail, hike along Second Beach Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Hurricane Ridge ©
Must see
Hurricane Ridge
4.8
Ruby Beach ©
Must see
Ruby Beach
4.8
Rialto Beach ©
Must see
Rialto Beach
4.8

3
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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 9th (Wed): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Snoqualmie Falls, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Seattle by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Must see
Snoqualmie Falls
4.7

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