60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Train + Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Napa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
10
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Brussels

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier), Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Oswald West State Park, &more) and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and make a trip to Pittock Mansion.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Portland is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Brussels in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panoramic Point, trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, and take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary planning site.

Getting from Portland to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

5
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 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planning site.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

7
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Lembert Dome, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 6:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip tool.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: Sears Point Racing Experience (in Sonoma), St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more) and Glen Ellen (Jack London State Historic Park & Benziger Family Winery). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Honig Vineyard & Winery, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and walk around Sonoma Plaza.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Napa day trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Napa, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sonoma, St. Helena, Rutherford, Glen Ellen, Schramsberg Vineyards
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

5
nights
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino), Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Coast State Beach.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Guerneville, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Mendocino Coast, Sharpsteen Museum
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

6
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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, stroll through Ozette Loop Hike, and hike along Sol Duc Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Healdsburg to Olympic National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Healdsburg in October, plan for much colder days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 5 hours. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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