56 days in West Coast Itinerary

56 days in West Coast Itinerary

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56 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Tahoe City
— 4 nights
bus:  6​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 11 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mount Ellinor in Olympic National Park (about 1h 40 min away). Dedicate the 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and stroll through Woodland Park Zoo.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary maker website .

Mumbai, India to Seattle is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in April, with highs in Seattle at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mount Ellinor
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Cannon Beach is known for nature, beaches, shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hug Point State Recreation Site.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Cannon Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manzanita Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier), Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). There's much more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, stroll through Oregon Zoo, hike along Wildwood Trail, and admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls.

Discover how to plan a Portland trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Get out of town with these interesting Tahoe City side-trips: Truckee (Truckee River Legacy Trail & Truckee Bike Park). There's lots more to do: hike along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, take an in-depth tour of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, and stroll through Truckee River Bike Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tahoe City day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Portland to Tahoe City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in April, plan for slightly colder days in Tahoe City, with highs around 15°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Truckee, Homewood, Emerald Bay State Park, Rent A Boat Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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.
Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along North Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

6
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, & more). Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

Plan a San Diego trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Manzanar National Historic Site (in Independence), Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead (in Lone Pine) and Titus Canyon (in Death Valley National Park). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, stroll through Big Trees Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, and cruise along Generals Hwy.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park visit planning site .

Getting from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead, Titus Canyon, Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

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. On the 17th (Fri), hike along Scenic Road Walkway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, and then trek along Point Lobos. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Carmel trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

11
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip tool .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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