21 days in Vancouver & West Coast Itinerary

21 days in Vancouver & West Coast Itinerary

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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Portland, United States
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe, United States
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 1 night
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara, United States
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
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San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
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Vancouver, Canada

— 2 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll around Stanley Park. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Granville Island and then explore and take pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver route planner.

London, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Vancouver is minus 8 hours. In August, daytime highs in Vancouver are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Seattle, United States

— 2 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Seattle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Seattle are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Olympic National Park, United States

— 1 night
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get slightly colder in Olympic National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Portland, United States

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Portland itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Portland with the Route module. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Portland: highs are around 34°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

South Lake Tahoe, United States

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 21st (Sun), kick back and relax at Sand Harbor and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Tallac Historic Site and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe online visit planner.

Getting from Portland to South Lake Tahoe by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in South Lake Tahoe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Yosemite National Park, United States

— 1 night
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

San Francisco, United States

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Golden Gate Park, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Santa Barbara, United States

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Dedicate the 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, look for gifts at Chocolate Maya, take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, and cruise along State Street Underpass.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara online tour planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Los Angeles, United States

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

San Diego, United States

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.