30 days in West Coast Itinerary

30 days in West Coast Itinerary

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30 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Cork
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  14​h
6
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Cork

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder tool .

Cork, Ireland to San Diego is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Cork to San Diego. Traveling from Cork in October, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are much hotter, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes travel planning website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, & more), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & Pride Mountain Vineyards). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and stroll around Sonoma Plaza.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Napa trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight, subway, and bus from Mammoth Lakes to Napa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Napa is a bit warmer than Mammoth Lakes - with highs of 29°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Healdsburg, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Safari West, Sonoma Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Mount Ellinor) and 5 Mile Drive & Trails (in Tacoma). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online trip maker .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Seattle at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 28th (Mon), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then pause for some photo ops at Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach itinerary website .

Getting from Seattle to Cannon Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, Astoria Column
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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