60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

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60 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  15​h
1
Seattle
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Truckee
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
St. Helena
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Escape the urban bustle at Alki Beach and Hood Canal. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Olympic National Park (Mount Ellinor & Murhut Falls) and Juanita Bay Park (in Kirkland). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, don't miss a visit to Pioneer Square, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle sightseeing planner .

Cardiff, UK to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Seattle is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Cardiff, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Bellevue Square, Juanita Bay Park
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Carlton Winemakers Studio and K&M Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Cannon Beach to Rockaway Beach to see Rockaway Beach Wayside about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, identify plant and animal life at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Short Sands Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip builder .

Drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manzanita, Carlton, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Rockaway Beach Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

5
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get in touch with nature at West Coast Falconry and Coyote Moon Golf Course. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tahoe City Field Station and Historic Downtown Truckee. Explore Truckee's surroundings by going to Commons Beach Park (in Tahoe City) and Homewood (Eagle Rock Hiking Trail & Tahoe Maritime Museum). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Kings Beach Miniature Golf, stroll through Truckee River Bike Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Legacy Trail, and make a trip to Commercial Row and Jibboom Street.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Truckee route planning site .

Explore your travel options from Cannon Beach to Truckee with the Route module. Traveling from Cannon Beach in May, plan for little chillier nights in Truckee, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Homewood, West Coast Falconry
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Coyote Moon Golf Course ©
Coyote Moon Golf Course
Kings Beach Miniature Golf ©
Kings Beach Miniature Golf

9
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and North Dome. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Truckee to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Truckee in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Carmel.

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

5
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. Take a break from the city and head to Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll get in some beach time at Asilomar State Beach and Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge. Explore Carmel's surroundings by going to Elephant Seal Rookery (in San Simeon) and Pacific Valley Bluff Trail (in Big Sur). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel day trip website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Monterey Bay, Elephant Seal Rookery, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Bodega to see Bodega Dunes about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Union Square, get curious at Exploratorium, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

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. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

7
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Modus Operandi Cellars and Inglenook are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Sonoma Valley (in Sonoma), Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Toad Hollow Vineyards, & more) and Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen). Dedicate the 29th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St. Helena trip maker tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in St. Helena hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Napa, Healdsburg, Oakville, Rutherford, Yountville
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

8
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Get in touch with nature at Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Oak Canyon Nature Center). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the majestic nature at Royal Palms State Beach, enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour website .

Getting from St. Helena to Los Angeles by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature 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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Alpine to see Lions, Tigers & Bears about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, explore the activities along Cabrillo Tide Pools, and explore the stunning scenery at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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