41 days in West Coast Itinerary

41 days in West Coast Itinerary

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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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San Diego

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip itinerary maker.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
USS Midway Museum ©
Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
4.8
Balboa Park ©
Playground
Balboa Park
4.8

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Los Angeles

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, engage your brain at California Science Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Disneyland Park ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disney California Adventure Park
4.5
Santa Monica Pier ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

5
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.
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, hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Giant Forest ©
Must see
Giant Forest
4.9
Congress Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Congress Trail
4.9
Moro Rock Trail ©
Geologic Formation
Moro Rock Trail
4.9

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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: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To plan Yosemite National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

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 June, expect Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Taft Point ©
Must see
Taft Point
4.9
Sentinel Dome ©
Must see
Sentinel Dome
4.9

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South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Tahoe Photographic Tours, admire the sheer force of Glen Alpine Falls, and then sample the tasty concoctions at South Lake Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Inspiration Point Vista, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and then indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Photography Tour
Tahoe Photographic Tours
4.9
Glen Alpine Falls ©
Waterfall
Glen Alpine Falls
4.7

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning app.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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Portland

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Oswald West State Park) and Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem). Dedicate the 2nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Portland Timbers, see the world from above with Envi Adventures, get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portland tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

6
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Seattle

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.
Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Olympic National Park to see Hurricane Ridge about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Hurricane Ridge ©
Scenic Drive
Hurricane Ridge
4.8
Space Needle ©
Observation Deck
Space Needle
4.3

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