46 days in West Coast Itinerary

46 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Palm Springs
— 5 nights
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Crescent City
— 4 nights
9
Newport
— 3 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights

5
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to First Beach and Murhut Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Third Beach and Ozette Loop Hike. Get out of town with these interesting Olympic National Park side-trips: Forks (Tree Root Cave & John's Beachcombing Museum), Dungeness River Audubon Center (in Sequim) and Rocky Brook Falls Trail (in Brinnon). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Merriman Falls and pick up some new knowledge with Northwest Maritime Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip builder app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Olympic National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Olympic National Park, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

La Push, Forks, Dungeness River Audubon Center, Merriman Falls, Rocky Brook Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Dungeness River Audubon Center ©
Dungeness River Audubon Center
Ozette Loop Hike ©
Ozette Loop Hike
First Beach ©
First Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Mariposa Grove and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

5
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Jacinto Mountain and Coachella Valley Preserve. Take a break from the city and head to Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon. Step out of Palm Springs with an excursion to Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological in Murrieta--about 1h 20 min away.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Palm Springs trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Palm Springs takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Coachella Valley Preserve ©
Coachella Valley Preserve
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Project Survival's Cat Haven and Big Trees Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Big Stump Basin and Mt. Whitney. Venture out of the city with trips to Bishop (Mountain Light Gallery & Little Lakes Valley Trail), Lone Pine (Owens River, Mount Whitney Trail, &more) and Giant Sequoia National Monument (in Visalia). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Inyo National Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and cruise along Generals Hwy.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning tool.

Getting from Palm Springs to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In May, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Palm Springs - with highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Bishop, Inyo National Forest, Project Survival's Cat Haven, Giant Sequoia National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney
Project Survival's Cat Haven ©
Project Survival's Cat Haven
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then admire the majestic nature at Leffingwell Landing, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery and Florist.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon vacation planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Leffingwell Landing ©
Leffingwell Landing
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

2
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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then trek along Scenic Road Walkway. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Carmel travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in May, you will find days in Carmel are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Pfeiffer State Beach, Asilomar State Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Golden Gate Park. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Stinson Beach. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Lands End, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, and walk around Presidio of San Francisco.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Stinson Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Escape the urban bustle at Redwood National Park and Point St George Park. Relax by the water at Enderts Beach and Pebble Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Crescent City: Brookings (Lone Ranch Beach & Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Stout Grove, take a leisurely stroll along Crescent City Harbor, immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, and look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Crescent City driving holiday planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Crescent City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Crescent City reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Brookings
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Escape the urban bustle at Nye Beach and South Beach State Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, explore the striking landscape at Cape Foulweather, admire the majestic nature at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area, and take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Crescent City to Newport in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June in Newport, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 7th (Sun), stop by Seaside Candyman, identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockaway Beach Wayside, kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Newport to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside Candyman, Manzanita Beach, Astoria Column, Rockaway Beach Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

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Portland

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.
Visiting Silver Falls State Park and Willamette Valley will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Mount Hood. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cascade Locks (Bonneville Hatchery & Oneonta Gorge). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, hike along Forest Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Portland tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Silver Falls State Park, Mount Hood
Highlights from your plan
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

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