33 days in West Coast Itinerary

33 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Irvine
— 2 nights
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Newport Beach
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Saint Benedict
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Seattle
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Seattle
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
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Los Angeles

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Monica Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Annenberg Community Beach House. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and cozy up to a beverage at Magicopolis.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to Los Angeles, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Irvine.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Irvine

Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Discovery Cube Orange County, catch a live performance at Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Pretend City Children's Museum. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at San Clemente State Beach, then look for gifts at San Clemente Wine Company, then admire the striking features of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, and finally take in the waterfront at San Clemente Pier.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Irvine trip builder website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Irvine by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newport Beach.

Things to do in Irvine

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Newport Beach

City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): wander the streets of Downtown Huntington Beach, look for gifts at The OC Mix, then join in the after-dark buzz at Ocean Institute, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach and then see the interesting displays at International Surfing Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Newport Beach online itinerary builder.

Newport Beach is just a stone's throw from Irvine. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Newport Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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San Diego

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.
Visit Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

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You can drive from Newport Beach to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. July in San Diego sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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Portland

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.
Shop till you drop at Powell's City of Books and Pearl District. Take a break from the city and head to Multnomah Falls and Wahkeena Falls. Go for a jaunt from Portland to Cascade Locks to see Bridge of the Gods about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, and make a trip to Pittock Mansion.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Portland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Benedict.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Saint Benedict

Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): do a tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Center, then do a tasting at R Stuart & Co., then admire the verdant scenery at Sokol Blosser Winery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Oregon Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Benedict tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Saint Benedict takes an hour. July in Saint Benedict sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Saint Benedict

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 the city and head to Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Sequim (Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge & New Dungeness Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and take a memorable drive along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint Benedict to Olympic National Park. When traveling from Saint Benedict in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Seattle

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.
Do your shopping at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Elliott Bay Book Company. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Port Townsend (Fort Worden State Park & Northwest Maritime Center). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, stroll around Discovery Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in July, with highs in Seattle at 30°C and lows at 18°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Fort Point are in your itinerary. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Exploratorium, get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, walk around Golden Gate Park, and trek along Lands End.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's still lots to do: hike along Nevada Falls Loop, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Half Dome.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails