31 days in West Coast Itinerary

31 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast visit planner

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 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.
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 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. 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 fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

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 trip 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.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3 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 catch the flight to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

South Lake Tahoe

— 4 nights
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 fly from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; 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 catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

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 Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). 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 Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, 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 3 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 20th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Astoria Column, then kick 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 · Beaches

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to B&B Family Farm in Sequim--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along 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 Lake Crescent.

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

Explore your travel options from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park with the Route module. 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 · Trails

Side Trip

Seattle

— 4 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wineries