11 days in West Coast Itinerary

11 days in West Coast Itinerary

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11 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Medford
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Umpqua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Buffalo

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lombard Street, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Lombard Street and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco driving holiday planner .

Buffalo to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Buffalo to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Buffalo in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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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've added V. Sattui Winery, Domaine Carneros, Artesa Vineyards & Winery, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Napa itinerary planning site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Napa are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Medford.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
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Domaine Carneros ©
Domaine Carneros
Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery

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hours
Medford

Medford
Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Medford day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Napa to Medford. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Napa in August: highs in Medford hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 60°F. You'll set off for Grants Pass on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Medford

Outdoors Parks Tours
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night
Umpqua

Umpqua
Umpqua is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, in the U.S. For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Umpqua travel route app .

Getting from Grants Pass to Umpqua by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Grants Pass in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Umpqua: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 59°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Umpqua

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Toketee Falls
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night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Umpqua to Crater Lake National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Seattle.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pike Place Market. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory and explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip builder website .

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Seattle by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Seattle, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Sky View Observatory ©
Sky View Observatory
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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