32 days in West Coast Itinerary

32 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Big Sur
— 2 nights
3
San Simeon
— 2 nights
4
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
5
Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights
6
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
7
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
8
Seattle
— 6 nights

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and California State Railroad Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's still lots to do: visit Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco journey website.

Rome, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in August, with highs in San Francisco at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, California State Railroad Museum
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, thenadmire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September in Big Sur, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, thenadmire all the interesting features of Moonstone Beach Dr, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas and then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Simeon online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Big Sur to San Simeon in 2 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in September, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Badwater Basin and Zabriskie Point. Step off the beaten path and head to Dante's View and Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Death Valley National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in September since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

5
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Bodie State Historic Park. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Vernal Fall. Venture out of the city with trips to Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Falls, Olmsted Point, &more).

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes trip maker app.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are slightly colder (°C), and nights are colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Bodie State Historic Park
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Cannon Beach and Astoria Column. Get out of town with these interesting Cannon Beach side-trips: Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum & Fort Clatsop National Memorial).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Cannon Beach in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Astoria
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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Crescent Lake. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, trek along Murhut Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of Pop Culture. Relax by the water at Alki Beach and Double Bluff Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien), Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and LeMay - America's Car Museum (in Tacoma). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, learn the secrets of production at Boeing Future of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle journey maker website.

Traveling by bus from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 5 hours. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Boeing Future of Flight, Patterson Cellars - Hollywood Hill
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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