60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast trip planner
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
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Portland
— 6 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Diego
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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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning tool.

Nouakchott, Mauritania to Seattle is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Nouakchott to Seattle due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Nouakchott, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (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.
When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Sandphifer Gallery in Pacific Beach, approximately Pacific Beach away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lena Lakes, and trek along Second Beach Trail.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect Olympic National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Portland.
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Portland — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette), Salem (Schreiner's Iris Gardens & Adelman Peony Gardens) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Portland. When traveling from Olympic National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Rosa.
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Santa Rosa — 4 nights

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Rosa: Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and VGS Chateau Potelle (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari West, do a tasting at Gary Farrell Winery, and examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Rosa driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Portland to Santa Rosa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in June, expect nights in Santa Rosa to be a bit cooler, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 7 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 9th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planner.

You can drive from Santa Rosa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Rosa in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Matt Heron Fly Fishing (in Olympic Valley) and North Tahoe Marina (in Tahoe Vista). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jobs Peak, immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe day trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) 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 24th (Fri), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wapama Falls, get great views at Valley View, hike along Mariposa Grove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip app.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. In June in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 6 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: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, trek along Congress Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and Head underground at Boyden Cavern.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 40°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 6 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stroll around Beverly Gardens Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 6 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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego trip maker site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
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