37 days in West Coast Itinerary

37 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast Trip Planner

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San Francisco
— 9 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 9 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday planning tool.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seattle

— 3 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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): walk around Laurelhurst Park, snap pictures at Hawthorne Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Hoyt Arboretum, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Portland Saturday Market, then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and finally make a trip to Pioneer Courthouse Square.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Portland route planning app.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August in Portland, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 3 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Santa Barbara is known for wineries, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara attractions planner.

You can fly from Portland to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature

Los Angeles

— 7 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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and catch a movie at TCL Chinese Theatres.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online route planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

Start your trip to San Diego by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monterey: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, McWay Falls, &more). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, stroll around Dennis the Menace Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, and identify plant and animal life at Monarch Grove Sanctuary.

Start your trip to Monterey by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from San Diego to Monterey by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Diego in August; daily highs in Monterey reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, get great views at Half Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors