33 days in West Coast Itinerary

33 days in West Coast Itinerary

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33 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Portland

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River) and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier). Dedicate the 27th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, and stroll through George Rogers Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip builder website .

Brisbane, Australia to Portland is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Brisbane to Portland, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Trails

Side Trips

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, George Rogers Park, Camassia Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Murhut Falls). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field, and meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in October, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

6
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then hike along Scenic Road Walkway. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monterey day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for warmer nights in Monterey, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

4
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego itinerary planner .

Fly from Monterey to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monterey in October, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 24th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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