60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
2
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
5
Carmel
— 3 nights
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
8
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
9
Newport
— 4 nights
10
Portland
— 5 nights
11
Seattle
— 5 nights
12
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
13
Olympic National Park
— 9 nights

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.
Old Mission Santa Barbara and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Annenberg Community Beach House, &more) and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and take in the exciting artwork at Revolver Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary site.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Revolver Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dante's View and Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Death Valley National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Valley Chapel will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip app.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 6 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery & Beringer Vineyards), Hagafen Cellars (in Napa) and Honig Vineyard & Winery (in Rutherford). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

St. Helena, Castello di Amorosa, Hagafen Cellars, Honig Vineyard & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
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. Head to AiX and Gallery by the Sea Carmelfor some retail therapy. Visit Point Lobos and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach & McWay Falls). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Carmel River State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach.

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Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Carmel sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Monterey, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and then explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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.
General Sherman Tree and Cerro Gordo Mines will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kings Canyon National Park and Moro Rock. Next up on the itinerary: trek along General Grant Tree Trail, stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, take some stellar pictures from Buck Rock Lookout, and cruise along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder.

Getting from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Simeon in July, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cerro Gordo Mines
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Cerro Gordo Mines ©
Cerro Gordo Mines
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Visit Haystack Rock and Hug Point State Recreation Site for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Cannon Beach and Rockaway Beach Wayside. Go for a jaunt from Cannon Beach to Tillamook to see Tillamook Air Museum about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park and cruise along Three Capes Scenic Drive.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach day trip website.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Cannon Beach by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: highs in Cannon Beach hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Three Capes Scenic Drive, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Tillamook Air Museum, Nehalem Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside

4
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Popular historic sites such as Heceta Head Lighthouse and Yaquina Head Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Yachats coastline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Beachtown Charities Thrift and Gift (in Lincoln City), Sandland Adventures (in Florence) and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nye Beach, take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, gain insight at Hatfield Marine Science Center, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Newport road trip app.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Newport, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Florence, Yachats, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Beachtown Charities Thrift and Gift
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Meares Lighthouse and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Lightship Columbia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum & Astoria Column) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, wander the streets of Northwest (Nob Hill), and admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newport to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Newport in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Portland: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

5
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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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Pop Culture and Kerry Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum & LeMay Collections at Marymount) and Boeing Future of Flight (in Mukilteo). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and stroll around Waterfall Garden Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle route site.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, you will find days in Seattle are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tacoma, Boeing Future of Flight, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

2
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at The Whale Museum and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then get a taste of life in the country at Horseshu Guest Ranch.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by combination of takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Friday Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

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nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
We've included these beaches for you: Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hurricane Ridge and Crescent Lake. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, hike along High Divide, stroll through Hoh River Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park travel route site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park takes 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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