39 days in West Coast Itinerary

39 days in West Coast Itinerary

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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Napa
— 4 nights
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Healdsburg
— 5 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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San Diego

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Diego day trip site.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally stroll through Santa Monica State Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning website.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 3 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sequoia Sightseeing Tours and Congress Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, and steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Half Dome. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, trek along May Lake Trailhead, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (74°F), and nights are cooler (38°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Dedicate the 16th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, stop by North Beach, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Neighborhoods

Napa

— 4 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Wine Tours & Tastings and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Sonoma Valley and Swanson Vineyards Salon. Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: St. Helena (VGS Chateau Potelle, Charles Krug Winery, &more) and Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and stop by Oxbow Public Market.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Napa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Napa, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Healdsburg

— 5 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Step out of the city life by going to Sonoma Coast State Beach and Fort Ross State Historic Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Cube Tours and Stephen & Walker Winery. Step out of Healdsburg with an excursion to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve in Guerneville--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Gracianna Winery.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg vacation planner.

Getting from Napa to Healdsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): kick back and relax at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, then kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, then kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip maker tool.

You can fly from Healdsburg to Cannon Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Healdsburg in September: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Sol Duc Falls and Murhut Falls. When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Merriman Falls in Quinault, approximately Quinault away. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Quinault Rain Forest, hike along Hoh River Trail, and stroll through Ozette Loop Hike.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park with the Route module. September in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Seattle

— 5 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.
Shop till you drop at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Take a break from the city and head to Alki Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Dedicate the 8th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Seattle. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Shopping