36 days in West Coast Itinerary

36 days in West Coast Itinerary

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36 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Bengaluru

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online visit planner .

Bengaluru, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to San Francisco is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning website .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Get out of town with these interesting St. Helena side-trips: Sonoma (Simraceway Performance Driving Center, Sonoma Barracks, & more). Dedicate the 8th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to St. Helena by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in St. Helena hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, Oakville, Napa, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

4
nights
Portland

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip maker tool .

Getting from St. Helena to Portland by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from St. Helena, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Multnomah Falls, Lake Oswego Preservation Society, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Schreiner's Iris Gardens ©
Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 16th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in June, you will find days in Cannon Beach are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

3
nights
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.
Dedicate the 20th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle route maker .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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