58 days in Seattle, Oregon & California Itinerary

58 days in Seattle, Oregon & California Itinerary

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58 days in Seattle, Oregon & California Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h
1
Seattle
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Salem
— 3 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam


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7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Olympic National Park (Murhut Falls & Lake Cushman). Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and stroll through Discovery Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip builder website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Seattle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellevue Botanical Garden, Murhut Falls, Lake Cushman
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

6
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Explore Cannon Beach's surroundings by going to Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach) and Astoria (Astoria Column, Astoria-Megler Bridge, & more). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, look for gifts at Bronze Coast Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seaside Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach driving holiday planning site .

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. September in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

8
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 46 minutes away. Dedicate the 28th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip site .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wintler Community Park, Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

3
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Salem is the capital of the U.S. You've now added Enchanted Forest Theme Park to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salem: Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area (in Newport), Silver Falls State Park (in Sublimity) and Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Oregon Garden, don't miss a visit to Salem's Riverfront Carousel, and snap pictures at Gallon House Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salem vacation planner .

You can drive from Portland to Salem in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Salem are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Silverton, Lincoln City Glass Center, Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Salem's Riverfront Carousel ©
Salem's Riverfront Carousel

2
nights
St. Helena

The city of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Helena: Domaine Carneros (in Napa) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg). There's still lots to do: stop by Oxbow Public Market, do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Helena online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Salem to St. Helena takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salem in October: highs in St. Helena hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Napa, Wine Tours & Tastings, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
Balloon Rides

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from St. Helena in October, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday planning site .

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 October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

7
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 48 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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

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