25 days in West Coast Itinerary

25 days in West Coast Itinerary

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25 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + train + foot + bus:  18​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Tolmie State Park (in Olympia) and Lake Cushman (in Olympic National Park). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary builder app .

Jerusalem, Israel to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jerusalem in September: highs in Seattle hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Cushman, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Tolmie State Park
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and Multnomah Falls. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Pittock Mansion. Go for a jaunt from Portland to Washougal to see Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Laurelhurst Park, stop by Powell's City of Books, and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Multnomah Falls
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

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You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Safari West, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Wawona Meadow, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 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 little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Carmel day trip planning tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

#Beaches, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. Get some historical perspective at Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Step out of San Diego to go to Oceanside and see Oceanside Pier, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

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

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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in September: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Griffith Observatory and The Grammy Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Santa Monica Mountains, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and see the interesting displays at The Hollywood Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online visit planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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