22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Port Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Castle Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Tillamook
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Reedsport
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Orick
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Mendocino
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
13
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
15
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt


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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 Chihuly Garden and Glass, Space Needle and Pike Place Market. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planning site .

Frankfurt, Germany to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Seattle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Port Angeles on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

1
night
Port Angeles

Port Angeles ©
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hurricane Ridge as well as Port Angeles Whale Watch Company. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Port Angeles Whale Watch Company and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Angeles day trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Port Angeles by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Port Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Hurricane Ridge
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Port Angeles Whale Watch Company ©
Port Angeles Whale Watch Company

1
night
Forks

Forks ©
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. La Push Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through La Push Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Forks day trip app .

Drive from Port Angeles to Forks in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Castle Rock.

Things to do in Forks

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

La Push Beach, Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
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Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

1
night
Castle Rock

Castle Rock
Castle Rock is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Castle Rock trip website .

You can drive from Forks to Castle Rock in 4 hours. When traveling from Forks in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Castle Rock: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Tillamook.

Things to do in Castle Rock

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mount St. Helens
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1
night
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse, then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Lookout State Park, and then kick back and relax at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tillamook trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Castle Rock to Tillamook in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Castle Rock in August, you will find days in Tillamook are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Reedsport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
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Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse

1
night
Reedsport

Reedsport
Reedsport is a city in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. On the 29th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Reedsport trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tillamook to Reedsport takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tillamook to Reedsport due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tillamook in August, you will find days in Reedsport are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You will leave for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Reedsport

Nature Parks
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1
night
Orick

Orick
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. On the 30th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Orick trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reedsport to Orick takes 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Orick can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Mendocino.

Things to do in Orick

Nature Trails Parks

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
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1
night
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mendocino Coast as well as Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and then take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mendocino travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Orick to Mendocino takes 4 hours. While traveling from Orick, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Mendocino, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
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Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Baker Beach, Alcatraz Island, Haight Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Pier 7, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then don't miss a visit to Haight Street, then wander the streets of The Castro, and finally make a trip to Painted Ladies.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planner .

Getting from Mendocino to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mendocino in September, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (27°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Vernal Fall, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then get great views at Tunnel View, and then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 17-Mile Drive, Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium. On the 5th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Scenic Drive
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Barbara County Courthouse as well as Old Mission Santa Barbara. On the 6th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner .

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In September, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
SeaWorld San Diego has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): laugh and play at SeaWorld San Diego.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in September: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Theme Parks
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SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Anaheim are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Walk of Fame, TCL Chinese Theatres, and other attractions you added. On the 10th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, and finally go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then don't miss a visit to TCL Chinese Theatres, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip planner .

You can drive from Anaheim to Santa Monica in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anaheim in September: highs in Santa Monica hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Rodeo Drive
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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