32 days in West Coast Itinerary

32 days in West Coast Itinerary

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32 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sequim
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Boston

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Appreciate the collections at The Museum of Flight and Seattle Art Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Seahurst Beach Park in Burien (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, take a tour by water with The Electric Boat Company, and meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip maker site .

Boston to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Seattle is minus 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Seattle are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sequim.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
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

4
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Visiting Hurricane Ridge and Murhut Falls will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequim: Olympic National Park (Second Beach Trail, Ozette Loop Hike, & more). It doesn't end there: experience rural life at B&B Family Farm and get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sequim online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Seattle to Sequim by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Sequim to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hoh River Trail ©
Hoh River Trail

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cannon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockaway Beach Wayside.

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You can drive from Sequim to Cannon Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manzanita Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Meeks Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kiva Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe tour itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to South Lake Tahoe in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cannon Beach in September since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 5th (Thu), do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helena itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to St. Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September; daily highs in St. Helena reach 84°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

Inglenook, 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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Union Square, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get curious at Exploratorium.

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Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel online travel route planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tuolumne Meadows and Taft Point. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Carmel in September, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

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You can 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 taxi, bus, and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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