46 days in West Coast Itinerary

46 days in West Coast Itinerary

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46 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
train + bus:  31​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Palm Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Crescent City
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Murhut Falls and Third Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ozette Loop Hike and Northwest Maritime Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Dungeness River Audubon Center (in Sequim), Rocky Brook Falls Trail (in Brinnon) and Forks (Tree Root Cave & John's Beachcombing Museum). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at First Beach and take in the dramatic scenery at Merriman Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary builder .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Olympic National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Olympic National Park is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Tel Aviv in April, plan for little chillier days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Forks, La Push, Rocky Brook Falls Trail, Dungeness River Audubon Center, Northwest Maritime Center
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.
Explore hidden gems such as El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall. Get outdoors at Yosemite Falls and Tunnel View. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip website .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of train and bus takes about 31 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Olympic National Park in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 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
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

5
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coachella Valley Preserve and Indian Canyons. Get in touch with nature at San Jacinto Mountain and Escena Golf Club. Take a break from Palm Springs with a short trip to Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological in Murrieta, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Ruddy's General Store Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Moorten Botanical Garden, and take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Palm Springs. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with highs in Palm Springs at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can 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
Coachella Valley Preserve ©
Coachella Valley Preserve
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Project Survival's Cat Haven and Little Lakes Valley Trail. Visiting Mt. Whitney and Mount Whitney Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Giant Sequoia National Monument (in Visalia), Lone Pine (Owens River & Museum of Western Film History) and Mountain Light Gallery (in Bishop). There's still lots to do: hike along Big Stump Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, take a peaceful walk through Inyo National Forest, and explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Palm Springs in May, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Bishop, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Inyo National Forest, Project Survival's Cat Haven
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 Elephant Seal Rookery, then immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery & Florist.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Simeon journey planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, San Simeon is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Cambria Nursery & Florist ©
Cambria Nursery & Florist
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then hike along Scenic Road Walkway. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner .

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in May, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and San Francisco Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Venture out of the city with trips to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Stinson Beach (in Stinson Beach). Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up 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

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

4
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Explore hidden gems such as Stout Grove and Enderts Beach. Visiting Redwood National Park and Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Lone Ranch Beach in Brookings (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, stop by Rumiano Cheese Company, make a trip to Crescent City Harbor, and cruise along Pebble Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Crescent City holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Crescent City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Crescent City reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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 Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area. Relax by the water at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Nye Beach. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, immerse yourself in nature at South Beach State Park, explore the striking landscape at Cape Foulweather, and identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Newport day trip planner .

Drive from Crescent City to Newport in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. June in Newport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 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 ©
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 7th (Sun), stop by Seaside Candyman, then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and finally stroll through Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockaway Beach Wayside, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Newport to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Silver Falls State Park and Mount Hood. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Willamette Valley and Portland Japanese Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascade Locks (Bonneville Hatchery & Oneonta Gorge). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the views from St. Johns Bridge, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and admire the natural beauty at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Portland trip planner .

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 June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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