29 days in West Coast Itinerary

29 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast travel route planner

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight and then make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

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London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Attractions like Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Murhut Falls, trek along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, and admire all the interesting features of Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in September, with highs in Olympic National Park at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 11th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Golden Gate Bridge and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker app.

Fly from Cannon Beach to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cannon Beach in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Family-friendly places like Half Dome and Lembert Dome will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pohono Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Stump Basin, take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, and then trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: walk around La Jolla Cove, enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip