12 days in West Coast Itinerary

12 days in West Coast Itinerary

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12 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h
2
Tahoe City
— 3 nights
fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Mon), see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Limantour Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Drakes Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa and then identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco journey builder app .

Dallas to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to San Francisco. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dallas in May, with highs in San Francisco at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Tahoe City.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Limantour Beach, Drakes Beach, Safari West, Castello di Amorosa
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Limantour Beach ©
Limantour Beach
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Safari West ©
Safari West

3
nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sand Harbor and Nevada Beach Campground. Visiting Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina and Tahoe Meadows Whole Access Interpretive Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Tahoe City: River Rafting & Tubing (in Coloma) and Lazy Dog Chocolateria (in Grass Valley). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tahoe City route builder tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Tahoe City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Tahoe City, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Tahoe City

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Incline Village, Lazy Dog Chocolateria, Nevada Beach Campground, River Rafting & Tubing, Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Oregon Garden and Phelps Creek Vineyards. Get in touch with nature at Mount Hood and Silver Falls State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Vista House (in Corbett) and Bonneville Hatchery (in Cascade Locks). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books and look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Portland vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tahoe City to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tahoe City in May: high temperatures in Portland hover around 70°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River, Bonneville Hatchery, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon Garden, Vista House
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Point Defiance Park, then admire the natural beauty at Bloedel Reserve, and then stroll through Kerry Park. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. You will leave for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Snoqualmie Falls, Point Defiance Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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