31 days in West Coast Itinerary

31 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast Trip Planner

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly
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Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium will thrill your kids. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seattle

— 5 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Tacoma to see Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Seattle Glassblowing Studio.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle route planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Seattle sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Family-friendly places like Powell's City of Books and Oaks Amusement Park will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, make a splash at North Clackamas Aquatic Park, see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Portland Saturday Market.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Portland day trip site.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June in Portland, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Portland

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney District make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and shop like a local with The Grove.

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Traveling by flight from Portland to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Portland in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Us, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Monterey Bay Aquarium and Point Lobos. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Bixby Bridge, McWay Falls, &more) and Santa Cruz (Seymour Marine Discovery Center & Santa Cruz Main Beach). There's more to do: indulge your taste buds at The Wharf Marketplace and look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Grove Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Monterey journey planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect Monterey to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Attractions like Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Monterey in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife