31 days in West Coast Itinerary

31 days in West Coast Itinerary

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31 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
End: Madison

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Square. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Patterson Cellars in Woodinville, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle planning app .

Madison to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Madison in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Patterson Cellars - Hollywood Hill
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ruby Beach and Murhut Falls. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rialto Beach, hike along Sol Duc Falls, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip planning app .

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get slightly colder in Olympic National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach and then kick back and relax at Haystack Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to St. Helena in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, expect nights in St. Helena to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Rutherford, Schramsberg Vineyards, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Let the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from St. Helena to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from St. Helena, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

5
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 Half Dome and Vernal Fall. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Lembert Dome, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are little chillier (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

6
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.
The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Griffith Observatory and California Science Center capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 66°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Two Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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