26 days in Washington State, Oregon & California Itinerary

26 days in Washington State, Oregon & California Itinerary

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26 days in Washington State, Oregon & California Itinerary

Start: Osaka
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
7
Bandon
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Osaka

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kubota Garden and Burke-Gilman Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Union, stop by Theo Chocolate, stroll around Myrtle Edwards Park, and make a trip to Amazon Spheres.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle online route builder .

Osaka, Japan to Seattle is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Osaka to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Osaka in April, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Japanese Garden ©
Seattle Japanese Garden
Kubota Garden ©
Kubota Garden
Saint James Cathedral ©
Saint James Cathedral

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rowena Crest Viewpoint and Powerland Heritage Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals and Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Washougal--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, get a sense of history and politics at Pioneer Courthouse, make a trip to Alberta Street, and take in the views from Tilikum Crossing.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Portland holiday maker tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals, Rowena Crest Viewpoint, Powerland Heritage Park
Highlights from your plan
Rowena Crest Viewpoint ©
Rowena Crest Viewpoint
Powerland Heritage Park ©
Powerland Heritage Park

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum and Mission San Luis Rey. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lions, Tigers & Bears. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological (in Murrieta) and Carlsbad (The Flower Fields at Carlsbad RanchR & Museum of Making Music). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip tool .

Getting from Portland to San Diego by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in April, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Oceanside, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological ©
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Let the collections at Hollywood Wax Museum and Skirball Cultural Center capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and America Tropical Interpretive Center. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Chandelier Tree, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, browse the collection at Los Angeles Central Library, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Gamble House
Highlights from your plan
Skirball Cultural Center ©
Skirball Cultural Center
Ripley's Believe It or Not! ©
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Hollywood Wax Museum ©
Hollywood Wax Museum

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Let the collections at Laws Railroad Museum and Eleven53 Interpretive Center capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Project Survival's Cat Haven and Mammoth Mountain Bike Park. Go for a jaunt from Mammoth Lakes to Bishop to see Mountain Light Gallery about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Lake trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Minaret Vista, explore the activities along Horseshoe Lake, and tee off at Sierra Star Golf Club.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bishop, Project Survival's Cat Haven
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park ©
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park
Project Survival's Cat Haven ©
Project Survival's Cat Haven
Laws Railroad Museum ©
Laws Railroad Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crocker Art Museum and Grace Cathedral. Let the collections at Filoli and Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Hiller Aviation Museum (in San Carlos), Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (in Moss Landing) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, see the interesting displays at Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, make a trip to Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, and admire the masterpieces at Onedome.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Filoli, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Hiller Aviation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
Hiller Aviation Museum ©
Hiller Aviation Museum

3
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area as well as Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint. On the 6th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, then play a few rounds at Pacific Dunes, then immerse yourself in nature at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Bandon State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, stop by Cranberry Sweets, then take in the exciting artwork at Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshop, then view the masterpieces at Second Street Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Coquille Point.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Bandon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bandon: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Highlights from your plan
Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge ©

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