40 days in West Coast Itinerary

40 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Start: London
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  14 h 30 min
1
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
10
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  12 h 30 min
End: London

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, and stroll through Rialto Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Olympic National Park is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Olympic National Park. In July, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
nights
Healdsburg

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Ross State Historic Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Healdsburg attractions planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Healdsburg by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Olympic National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Healdsburg, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Ross State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Fort Ross State Historic Park ©
Fort Ross State Historic Park

5
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get great views at Twin Peaks, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

Start your trip to Yosemite National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect much warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, cruise along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and trek along Moro Rock.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

4
nights
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 Portland with an excursion to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, get outside with Portland Timbers, walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and trek along Wildwood Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Portland takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Portland are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, things will get little chillier in Cannon Beach: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Nehalem Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

4
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.
Step out of Seattle with an excursion to B&B Family Farm in Sequim--about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the natural beauty at Woodland Park and Rose Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seattle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Seattle by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

B&B Family Farm
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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