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

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: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Oswald West State Park, &more), Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier) and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, stroll around Laurelhurst Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at 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.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 5 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 in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panoramic Point, trek along Congress 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.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

San Diego — 5 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.
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, identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and admire all the interesting features 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.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

Los Angeles — 7 nights

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.
Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature
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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip 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.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 6:

San Francisco — 7 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip 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 explore and take pictures at 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.
Parks · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 13:

Napa — 5 nights

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: Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma), St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more) and Glen Ellen (Jack London State Historic Park & Benziger Family Winery). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano, and stop by Oxbow Public Market.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Napa day trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Napa, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Healdsburg.
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: Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga), Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, stroll through 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.
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, explore the activities along Lake Crescent, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoh River Trail.

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.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 29:

Seattle — 5 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: explore the galleries of Chihuly Garden and Glass, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3: