29 days in West Coast Itinerary

29 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Fly
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Fly to Victoria, Taxi to Sidney B.C., Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Fifth at Ocean, Bus to Government at Belleville, Ferry to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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Crater Lake National Park

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in January; daily highs in Crater Lake National Park reach 49°F and lows reach 32°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor, immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip maker site.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry from Crater Lake National Park to Friday Harbor in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, hike along Sol Duc Falls, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. January in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

2
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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 20th (Wed), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks, then kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip app.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

3
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Powell's City of Books and Portland Japanese Garden. Go for a jaunt from Portland to Bridal Veil to see Multnomah Falls about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and get to know the resident critters at Washington Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portland road trip app.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

4
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Golden Gate Park and Exploratorium. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in January, with highs in San Francisco at 59°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

5
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to El Capitan and Half Dome. Step out of Yosemite National Park to go to Bridgeport and see Bodie State Historic Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

3
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, McWay Falls, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater, stroll through Asilomar State Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monterey online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February: highs in Monterey hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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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 6th (Sat): stroll through Piedras Blancas, then take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook, and then explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Simeon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Monterey in February, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Downtown Disney District and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!. Have a day of magic on the 8th (Mon) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's much more to do: discover the magic at Disneyland Park, catch some excitement at Soarin' Around The World, and let little ones run wild at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim sightseeing planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Anaheim in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from San Simeon in February, things will get a bit warmer in Anaheim: highs are around 72°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks