32 days in West Coast Itinerary

32 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Fly to William R Fairchild International Airport, Drive to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Victoria, Bus to Fifth at Ocean, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Seattle Clipper Terminal, Fly to Portland
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Crescent Lake, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, and admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls.

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Oslo, Norway to Olympic National Park is an approximately 42-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Hurricane Ridge ©
Must see
Hurricane Ridge
4.8
Ruby Beach ©
Must see
Ruby Beach
4.8

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nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
On the 2nd (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor takes 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
The Whale Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Whale Museum
4.3

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Powell's City of Books. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Silver Falls State Park (in Drake Crossing). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, and get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portland visit planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Friday Harbor to Portland in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, Portland is a bit warmer than Friday Harbor - with highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn something new at Columbia River Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Astoria Column, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach planning website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Haystack Rock ©
Must see
Haystack Rock
4.8
Cannon Beach ©
Beach
Cannon Beach
4.8
Ecola State Park ©
Must see
Ecola State Park
4.8

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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 Bridalveil Fall. Change things up with these side-trips from Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Sentinel Dome, Vernal Fall, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Horseshoe Lake, trek along Earthquake Fault, tour the pleasant surroundings at Minaret Vista, and explore the galleries of Eleven53 Interpretive Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes online vacation planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Mammoth Lakes: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
Sentinel Dome ©
Must see
Sentinel Dome
4.9
Bridalveil Fall ©
Must see
Bridalveil Fall
4.5

3
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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dante's View and Artists Dr. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 45°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
Zabriskie Point ©
Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
4.8
Badwater Basin ©
Water Body
Badwater Basin
4.7
Dante's View ©
Lookout
Dante's View
4.9

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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 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, stroll through Moonstone Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip maker.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, things will get little chillier in San Simeon: highs are around 40°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Monterey Bay and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in July, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Point Lobos ©
Must see
Point Lobos
4.9
©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.5

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Marin Headlands and San Francisco Bay. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, trek along Lands End, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Marin Headlands ©
Must see
Marin Headlands
4.9

2
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Santa Monica Pier ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

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