43 days in West Coast Itinerary

43 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Seattle hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 24th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Cannon Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Cannon Beach to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

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
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.
Take a break from Portland with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and hike along Wildwood Trail.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Portland trip maker website.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
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

4
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: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls.

You can plan Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Portland to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Portland in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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

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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary builder website.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

6
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 Panorama Trail, stroll through Lembert Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, and make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

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

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Healdsburg are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

Guerneville, Dutton Goldfield Winery, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

6
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: make a trip to Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murhut Falls, and hike along High Divide.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park tour builder site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Healdsburg to Olympic National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Healdsburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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

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