29 days in California, Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

29 days in California, Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

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29 days in California, Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palm Springs Art Museum and The Broad. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Heisler Park, Palm Springs Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Nethercutt Collection ©
The Nethercutt Collection
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dante's View and Badwater Basin. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, explore the fascinating underground world of Titus Canyon, and take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Capitan and Glacier Point. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, and explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

1
night
Carmel

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 25th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway, then enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bixby Bridge, Point Pinos Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

1
night
San Simeon

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get some jogging in at Bluff Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and finally learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Carmel in January, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Leffingwell Landing ©
Leffingwell Landing
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Marin Headlands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from San Simeon to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from San Simeon in January, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, California State Railroad Museum, Wine Tours & Tastings, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Willamette Valley. The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, make a trip to Pittock Mansion, take in the views from Tilikum Crossing, and walk around Forest Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portland day trip site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect Portland to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Oregon Riverwalk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Maritime Memorial, then visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia, then examine the collection at Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Column.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Astoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Astoria, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

5
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 Room Escape Games and Seattle Public Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Whatcom Falls Park (in Bellingham), Hands On Children's Museum (in Olympia) and Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, stroll around Kerry Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Whidbey Island Distillery, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

You can drive from Astoria to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. February in Seattle sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

artEAST, Whatcom Falls Park, Whidbey Island Distillery, Snoqualmie Falls, Fort Casey State Park
Highlights from your plan
Whidbey Island Distillery ©
Whidbey Island Distillery
Room Escape Games
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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