60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast tour planner

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Portland
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Portland
— 6 nights
Fly to Fresno, Bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Fly to Seattle, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly

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Portland

— 6 nights

City of Roses

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: Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River), Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Oswald West State Park, &more). 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 16-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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 5 nights

A Land of Giants

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 Trail, 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 combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and 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 fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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 · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

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: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. 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 travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 29:

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, cruise along Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 6:

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

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 drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. 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 · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 13:

Napa

— 5 nights

America's Wine Country

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: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more), Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma) 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 V. Sattui Winery, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and savor the flavors at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

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 do a combination of subway and bus; or take a 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 · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:

Healdsburg

— 5 nights
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: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino) and Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum.

Make your Healdsburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:

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 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 combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. 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 · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 29:

Seattle

— 5 nights

Emerald City

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.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Seattle. 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3: