29 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Portland
— 5 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Palm Springs
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Portland — 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Powell's City of Books. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Gilbert House Children's Museum in Salem--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Willamette Valley, snap pictures at St. Johns Bridge, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Portland is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Jeddah to Portland. Traveling from Jeddah in March, expect Portland to be colder, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 7th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and then look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery.

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Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like California State Railroad Museum and San Francisco Bay Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento (about 1h 35 min away). Dedicate the 9th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

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You can fly from Cannon Beach to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cannon Beach in March, with highs in San Francisco at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to San Simeon.
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San Simeon — 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light Station, then stop by Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Simeon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 2 nights

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 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, take in nature's colorful creations at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cabrillo Bike Path, then brush up on your military savvy at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and then make a trip to Moreton Bay Fig Tree.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara road trip planning tool.

Drive from San Simeon to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and South Carlsbad State Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Carlsbad to see The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, and contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

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Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in March since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs — 4 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Murray Canyon Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Palm Springs side-trips: Desert Holocaust Memorial (in Palm Desert) and Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail (in Borrego Springs).

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 27th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Artist's Drive, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

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You can drive from Palm Springs to Death Valley National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in March, things will get a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
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