60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Bend
— 2 nights
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Hood River
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
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Seattle
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Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker app.

Paris, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to Los Angeles. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.
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San Diego — 5 nights

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and stroll through Mission Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 5 nights

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, trek along Congress Trail, and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 7 nights

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.
On the 18th (Thu), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 6 nights

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Lake Tahoe: Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley), River Rafting & Tubing (in Tahoe City) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach, immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, and trek along Eagle Falls Trail.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 6 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder app.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bend.
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Bend — 2 nights

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bend day trip planning site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Bend in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Bend dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hood River.
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Hood River — 4 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from Hood River with a short trip to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area in Timberline Lodge, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, explore the striking landscape of Mt. Hood National Forest, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip planner.

You can fly from Bend to Hood River in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in September, Hood River is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Portland.
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Portland — 5 nights

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: Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Haystack Rock, &more). And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, hike along Forest Park, walk around Laurelhurst Park, and stroll through Wildwood Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier and then trek along Skyline Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Discover Nature.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park holiday app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Mount Rainier National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Portland in September; daily highs in Mount Rainier National Park reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 6 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, explore the activities along Hoh River, and trek along Sol Duc Falls.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. In September, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.
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Seattle — 6 nights

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.
Step out of Seattle to go to Sequim and see B&B Family Farm, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and stroll through Alki Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Olympic National Park in September, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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