46 days in West Coast Itinerary

46 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast Trip Planner

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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Pacific Grove
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 3 nights
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McMinnville
— 5 nights
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Hood River
— 4 nights
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Wenatchee
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Ashland
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Los Angeles

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Pacific Grove

— 3 nights
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Pacific Grove: Big Sur (Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, McWay Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, tee off at Cypress Point Golf Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Grove Sanctuary, and walk around Lovers Point Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pacific Grove road trip planning site.

You can fly from San Diego to Pacific Grove in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, things will get slightly colder in Pacific Grove: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Pacific Grove to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Rosa

— 3 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
On the 19th (Tue), do a tasting at Benziger Family Winery, make a trip to Sonoma Plaza, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the next day, do a tasting at Harvest Moon Winery, see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Rosa route builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Rosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Santa Rosa to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to McMinnville.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

McMinnville

— 5 nights
McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McMinnville: Wheeler Marina (in Wheeler), Robert's Bookshop (in Lincoln City) and Nehalem Bay State Park (in Nehalem). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, do a tasting at Adelsheim Vineyard, and identify plant and animal life at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our McMinnville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Rosa to McMinnville takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in McMinnville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in McMinnville

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Portland

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Latourell Falls (in Corbett). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, trek along Forest Park, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary maker.

Getting from McMinnville to Portland by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Hood River

— 4 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hood River: Beacon Rock State Park (in North Bonneville) and Wahkeena Falls (in Troutdale). And it doesn't end there: trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, learn about winemaking at Sunshine Mill Winery, take a memorable drive along Hood River County Fruit Loop, and take in the views from Bridge of the Gods.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hood River trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Wenatchee.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Wenatchee

— 3 nights
Wenatchee is a city located in north-central Washington and is the largest city and county seat of Chelan County, Washington, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Orondo Cider Works (in Orondo), Leavenworth (Schocolat, Front Street Park, &more) and Daroga State Park (in East Wenatchee). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Ohme Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Lincoln Rock State Park, pick up some local products at Pybus Public Market, and experience rural life at Smallwood's Harvest.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wenatchee day trip app.

Drive from Hood River to Wenatchee in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hood River in August since evenings lows in Wenatchee dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Wenatchee

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Seattle

— 4 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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle route tool.

Getting from Wenatchee to Seattle by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Wenatchee in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ashland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Ashland

— 2 nights
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll around Lithia Park and then learn about winemaking at Paschal Winery & Vineyard. On the next day, stop by Rogue Creamery, relax in the rural setting at Seven Oaks Farm, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ashland route planner.

Fly from Seattle to Ashland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ashland: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ashland

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip