36 days in West Coast Itinerary

36 days in West Coast Itinerary

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36 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  22​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + foot + bus + train + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Lincoln City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Ahmedabad

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Museum of Flight and Ed Munro Seahurst Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of Pop Culture. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour in Mukilteo, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

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Ahmedabad, India to Seattle is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Seattle, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Boeing Future of Flight
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

3
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to San Juan Co Park and Stuart Island State Park. Appreciate the collections at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park and WaterWorks Gallery. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and get outside with Springtide Paddlesports.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get a bit cooler in Friday Harbor: highs are around 27°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

San Juan Co Park, San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
San Juan Co Park ©
San Juan Co Park

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll get in some beach time at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita), Wheeler Marina (in Wheeler) and Ecola State Park (in Cannon Beach). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Astoria Column and look for gifts at Beach Books.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Astoria trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Friday Harbor to Astoria takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Friday Harbor in July: highs in Astoria hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Wheeler Marina, Beach Books, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

3
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area. Relax by the water at Bayocean Peninsula County Park and Gleneden Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln City: Newport (Newport Farmer's Market & Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area). It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Cascade Head Trail and take in the exciting artwork at Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln City trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Lincoln City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Astoria in July, with highs in Lincoln City at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Newport, Cascade Head Trail, Gleneden Beach State Park, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Bayocean Peninsula County Park
Highlights from your plan
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Little Zigzag Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Multnomah Falls and Powell's City of Books. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Ramona Falls Trail (in Rhododendron), Wildwood Recreation Site (in Welches) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portland road trip planner.

Drive from Lincoln City to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lincoln City in July, with highs in Portland at 33°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ramona Falls Trail, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Multnomah Falls, Little Zigzag Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

3
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.
Get outdoors at Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Mono Lake County Park. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, get great views at Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park driving holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Portland to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Portland in August, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Discover out-of-the-way places like General Sherman Tree and Manzanar National Historic Site. Step out of the city life by going to Moro Rock and Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Go for a jaunt from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Lone Pine to see Museum of Western Film History about 54 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip maker .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. In August, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 41°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Western Film History, Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Point Lobos State Reserve. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Big Sur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Big Sur are colder (24°C), and nights are a bit cooler (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, San Carlos Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Bodega Dunes and Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and wander the streets of Twin Peaks.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planner .

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pescadero, Castello di Amorosa, San Gregorio State Beach, Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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