22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Krakow
Fly:  19​h
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Underwood
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  17​h
Krakow

3
days
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get outdoors at Ruby Beach and Hurricane Ridge. Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Quinault Big Spruce Tree, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park route builder tool .

Krakow, Poland to Olympic National Park is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Olympic National Park is minus 9 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

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Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

2
days
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 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Alki Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then stop by Chukar Cherries, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Olympic National Park in September since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

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#Museums, #Shopping, #Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
day
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 14th (Fri), savor the flavors at Seaside Candyman, stroll through Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach vacation builder website .

Getting from Seattle to Cannon Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Underwood.

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Seaside Candyman
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Seaside Candyman ©
Seaside Candyman

1
day
Underwood

Underwood ©
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Underwood online trip builder .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Underwood in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Underwood can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Underwood

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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4
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Underwood to Yosemite National Park. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Underwood in September, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at China Beach and Point Isabel. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Point Isabel
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
China Beach ©
China Beach

1
day
Carmel

Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 24th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Carmel vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Carmel are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

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#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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3
days
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Black's Beach and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego online trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in September, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

1
day
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.
On the 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Santa Monica takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. September in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Los Angeles
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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