26 days in West Coast & Tucson Itinerary

26 days in West Coast & Tucson Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Seattle
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Mount Rainier National Park
Drive
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Castle Rock
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Astoria
Drive
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Seaside
— 1 night
Drive
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Lincoln City
— 1 night
Drive
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Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Smith River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Myers Flat
— 1 night
Drive
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Mendocino
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Tucson
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 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.
Museum of Pop Culture has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, and then don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle tour itinerary builder app.

Frankfurt, Germany to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping

Mount Rainier National Park

The star attraction of Mt.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Skyline Trail. On the 3rd (Sun), trek along Skyline Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park travel site.

You can take a shuttle from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Castle Rock.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Castle Rock

— 1 night
Castle Rock is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington, United States. You've now added Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Castle Rock trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Castle Rock with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Castle Rock can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

Things to do in Castle Rock

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Portland

— 3 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial, Woodburn Premium Outlets, Tamanawas Falls Trail, and other attractions. The adventure continues: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portland online trip builder.

Getting from Castle Rock to Portland by car takes about an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You've now added Goonies House to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Goonies House and then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Astoria online travel planner.

Drive from Portland to Astoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seaside.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Wildlife

Seaside

— 1 night
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You've added Cape Lookout State Park, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Tillamook Creamery, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, get behind the scenes at Tillamook Creamery, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, and finally admire the majestic nature at Cape Lookout State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seaside sightseeing planner.

Seaside is very close to Astoria. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lincoln City

— 1 night
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Take the guesswork out of planning a Lincoln City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Seaside to Lincoln City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lincoln City are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Coos Bay

— 1 night
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Coos Bay trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lincoln City to Coos Bay in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Crater Lake National Park

— 2 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail, cruise along Rim Dr, and then admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park day trip planning tool.

Drive from Coos Bay to Crater Lake National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from Coos Bay in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 25°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Smith River.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Smith River

— 2 nights
Smith River is a census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): hike along Oregon Redwood Trail and then try to win big at Lucky 7 Casino & Hotel. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, admire the majestic nature at Harris Beach State Park, and then explore and take pictures at Welcome to California.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Smith River trip planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Smith River in 4 hours. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Smith River, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Myers Flat.

Things to do in Smith River

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

Myers Flat

— 1 night
Myers Flat is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to The Immortal Tree, cruise along Humboldt Redwoods State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Avenue of the Giants.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Myers Flat day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Smith River to Myers Flat takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mendocino.

Things to do in Myers Flat

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mendocino

— 1 night
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast, look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, then admire the majestic nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mendocino Headlands State Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mendocino tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Myers Flat to Mendocino takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Myers Flat in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mendocino: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Mendocino to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mendocino in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 17th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Morro Bay

— 1 night
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 18th (Mon), kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

To plan Morro Bay vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Monterey to Morro Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Monterey in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Morro Bay, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Drive from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries
Highlights from your trip

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Bergamot Station, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Tucson.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tucson

— 1 night

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
You've now added O.K. Corral to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucson road trip planning site.

Fly from Los Angeles to Tucson in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Tucson to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tucson in October: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games