60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast trip planner

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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
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Portland
— 6 nights
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St. Helena
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cambria
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: ILovekickboxing (in Kirkland) and Mount Vernon (Roozengaarde Display Garden & Tulip Town). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Seattle online vacation planner.

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: highs in Seattle hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:

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.
Step out of Olympic National Park with an excursion to Whitney Gardens and Nursery in Brinnon--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, trek along Second Beach Trail, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and explore the activities along Hoh River.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Olympic National Park day trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in May, with highs in Olympic National Park at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 7:

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 Portland's surroundings by going to Astoria Column (in Astoria), Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Portland holiday maker tool.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Portland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Olympic National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 13:

St. Helena

— 5 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Explore St. Helena's surroundings by going to SIMRACEWAY PERFORMANCE DRIVING CENTER (in Sonoma), Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Gracianna Winery) and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum (in Napa). Dedicate the 14th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful Geyser of California, and stop by Woodhouse Chocolate.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read St. Helena road trip planning app.

Fly from Portland to St. Helena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in May, you will find days in St. Helena are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 18:

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: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

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You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Helena in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 25:

Yosemite National Park

— 8 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: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 34°F in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 2:

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: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, explore the activities along Hume Lake, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, and trek along Congress Trail.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 94°F and lows at 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Cambria.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:

Cambria

— 3 nights
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Take a break from Cambria with a short trip to Hearst Castle in San Simeon, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Stepladder Ranch & Creamery, get great views at Ragged Point Overlook, indulge in some personalized pampering at Therapy by the Sea, and trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambria online trip maker.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Cambria in 5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cambria, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Pier Aquarium & Bergamot Station). Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online travel planner.

Drive from Cambria to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. While traveling from Cambria, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 17:

San Diego

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas), California Wolf Center (in Julian) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cabrillo Tide Pools.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 24: