31 days in West Coast Itinerary

31 days in West Coast Itinerary

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31 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  15​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Brussels

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

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

4
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: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel route builder app .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Diego in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, outdoors, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hoffmann, and contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip app .

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Hoffmann ©
Mt. Hoffmann
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and get outside with Portland Timbers.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portland trip builder tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, Portland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Portland in August; daily highs in Cannon Beach reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Astoria Column
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to B&B Family Farm in Sequim, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Olympic National Park travel route planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

B&B Family Farm
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, walk around Discovery Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Woodland Park and Rose Garden, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

Plan my day in Seattle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Olympic National Park - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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