31 days in West Coast Itinerary

31 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  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 Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Los Angeles due to the time zone 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can 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
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can 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
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Francisco fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Lake Tahoe: Yosemite National Park (Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, Tioga Pass, &more).

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe day trip app.

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir ©
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
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 Portland's surroundings by going to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Trail, and head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portland journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from South Lake Tahoe to Portland takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portland when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, with lows around 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
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 20th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Column, thenkick back and relax at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach day trip site.

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Astoria Column
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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.
When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see B&B Family Farm in Sequim, approximately Sequim away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park vacation planner.

Fly from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time 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, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle online route builder.

You can take a bus from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 5 hours. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Wineries
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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