28 days in West Coast Itinerary

28 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast itinerary planner
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Bend
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
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San Francisco — 2 nights

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 Muir Woods National Monument and Japanese Tea Garden. Family-friendly places like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary builder website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are colder (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Get in touch with nature at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. There's still lots to do: trek along Mariposa Grove, take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker site.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moro Rock Trail and Kings Canyon National Park. Attractions like General Grant Tree Trail and Boyden Cavern make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. In July, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 43°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Diego — 3 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and La Jolla Shores Park. Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in San Diego are much colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bend.
Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Bend — 2 nights

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Bend takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bend, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Cannon Beach.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours
Side Trip

Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bend to Cannon Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in August, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Portland — 2 nights

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 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge. On your second day here, stop by Powell's City of Books, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally hike along Wildwood Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Olympic National Park — 4 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Sol Duc Falls. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach, trek along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portland to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get slightly colder in Olympic National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Puget Sound Express and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Museum of Flight and Museum of Pop Culture. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours
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