29 days in West Coast Itinerary

29 days in West Coast Itinerary

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29 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  15​h
1
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Crescent City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Friday Harbor is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Friday Harbor. May in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hurricane Ridge and Mount Ellinor. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seattle holiday maker app .

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Friday Harbor in May since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Visit Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Manzanita Beach and Oswald West State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Rockaway Beach Wayside in Rockaway Beach (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip builder tool .

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Crescent City.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hug Point State Recreation Site, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

2
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Enderts Beach and Myers Creek Beach. Visiting Redwood National Park and Stout Grove will get you outdoors. Step out of Crescent City to go to Brookings and see Lone Ranch Beach, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Point St George Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Crescent City trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Crescent City by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Crescent City are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Lone Ranch Beach, Myers Creek Beach
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online road trip planner .

You can fly from Crescent City to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Crescent City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel sightseeing tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In May in Carmel, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Lions, Tigers & Bears. You'll get in some beach time at Black's Beach and Mission Beach Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll through Children's Pool, contemplate the waterfront views at Cabrillo Tide Pools, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego road trip tool .

You can fly from Carmel to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in May, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Get outdoors at Will Rogers State Beach and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign & Santa Monica Mountains). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Royal Palms State Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll through Playa Del Rey Beach, and grab your bike and head to 26-Mile Bike Path.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and North Dome. Spend the 8th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel route planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in June since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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