33 days in West Coast Itinerary

33 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast Trip Planner

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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
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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 Will Rogers State Historic Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Annenberg Community Beach House. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website.

Jerusalem, Israel to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Irvine.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Irvine

— 2 nights
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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport Beach

— 2 nights
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

San Diego

— 3 nights

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 Mormon Battalion Historic Site for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, contemplate the long history of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego tour planning tool.

Drive from Newport Beach to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Diego are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Portland

— 3 nights

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 Willamette Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Wahkeena Falls (in Troutdale) and Bridge of the Gods (in Cascade Locks). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, get to know the resident critters at Washington Park, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portland visit app.

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 a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint Benedict.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Benedict

— 2 nights
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 · Wineries · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 3 nights
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 Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive. 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 hike along Sol Duc Falls.

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 ride a ferry to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Seattle

— 4 nights

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 Pike Place Market. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Museum of Flight and Pioneer Square. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Port Townsend (Fort Worden State Park & Northwest Maritime Center). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, explore the activities along Green Lake Park, stroll around Discovery Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

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

Ride a ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or 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 · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers 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. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Exploratorium, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning website.

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 and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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 Nevada Falls Loop. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at 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