33 days in West Coast Itinerary

33 days in West Coast Itinerary

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33 days in West Coast Itinerary

Vernal
Drive:  12​h 45​min
Eureka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Grants Pass
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Redmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Yakima
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Ellensburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Snoqualmie Pass
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Petaluma
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Luis Obispo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Vernal

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. On the 13th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Humboldt Botanical Garden and then browse the fresh offerings at Arcata Farmers' Market.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Eureka trip planner.

Vernal to Eureka is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Vernal in October since evenings lows in Eureka dip to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Crescent City.

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Golden Gait Mercantile, Arcata Farmers' Market
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Golden Gait Mercantile ©
Golden Gait Mercantile
Humboldt Botanical Garden
Humboldt Botanical Garden

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. On the 14th (Sat), savor the flavors at Rumiano Cheese Co and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stout Grove.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Crescent City vacation builder.

Drive from Eureka to Crescent City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Crescent City sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grants Pass.

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Stout Grove ©
Stout Grove
Rumiano Cheese Co ©
Rumiano Cheese Co

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Grants Pass

Grants Pass
Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States. On the 15th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center, then do a tasting at Del Rio Vineyards, then experience rural life at Seven Oaks Farm, and finally examine the collection at Bear Hotel Artworks Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grants Pass trip generator.

You can drive from Crescent City to Grants Pass in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Grants Pass are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

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Del Rio Vineyards, Seven Oaks Farm
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Seven Oaks Farm
Seven Oaks Farm
Del Rio Vineyards
Del Rio Vineyards

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Rim Dr, immerse yourself in nature at Collier Memorial State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

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Drive from Grants Pass to Crater Lake National Park in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Redmond.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

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Collier Memorial State Park
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Collier Memorial State Park
Collier Memorial State Park
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

2
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Redmond

Redmond ©
Redmond is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Smith Rock State Park. On the 18th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop and then stroll through Peterson Ridge Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Crooked River Scenic Drive, examine the collection at Bowman Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Redmond vacation planner.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Redmond by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hood River.

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Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

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Prineville, Sisters
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McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop ©
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Bowman Museum ©
Bowman Museum

2
days
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the engineering at Bonneville Lock & Dam and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Hood River County Fruit Loop and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hood River vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Redmond to Hood River in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Redmond in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hood River, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Yakima.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Oregon, Bonneville Lock & Dam
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

2
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Yakima

Yakima ©
Yakima is a US city located about 60 miles southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Johnson's Orchards, then learn about winemaking at The Tasting Room, and then grab your bike and head to Cowiche Canyon Trail. On the next day, try your luck at Yakama Legends Casino Hotel, then savor the flavors at Treveri Cellars, and then head outdoors with Yakima Greenway.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Yakima tour planner.

Getting from Hood River to Yakima by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yakima when traveling from Hood River in October, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ellensburg.

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Yakama Legends Casino Hotel, Treveri
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Johnson's Orchards ©
Johnson's Orchards
Cowiche Canyon Trail ©
Cowiche Canyon Trail
Yakima Greenway
Yakima Greenway

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Ellensburg

Ellensburg ©
Ellensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kittitas County, Washington, United States. On the 24th (Tue), make a trip to Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center, examine the collection at Kittitas County Historical Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at [the pub ] Iron Horse Brewery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ellensburg trip builder.

Traveling by car from Yakima to Ellensburg takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Snoqualmie Pass.

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Breweries Museums
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[the pub ] Iron Horse Brewery ©
[the pub ] Iron Horse Brewery
Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center
Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center
Kittitas County Historical Museum ©
Kittitas County Historical Museum

2
days
Snoqualmie Pass

Snoqualmie Pass
Snoqualmie Pass is a census-designated place (CDP) in King and Kittitas County, Washington, United States. On the 25th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Lake Easton State Park and then grab your bike and head to Snoqualmie Pass Train Tunnel. Keep things going the next day: hike along Snow Lake Trail and then hit the slopes at The Summit at Snoqualmie.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Snoqualmie Pass vacation trip planner.

Getting from Ellensburg to Snoqualmie Pass by car takes about an hour. While traveling from Ellensburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Snoqualmie Pass, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Snoqualmie Pass

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Easton, Snow Lake Trail
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The Summit at Snoqualmie
The Summit at Snoqualmie
Snow Lake Trail ©
Snow Lake Trail
Lake Easton State Park ©
Lake Easton State Park

2
days
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.
On the 27th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library-Central Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle itinerary maker.

You can drive from Snoqualmie Pass to Seattle in an hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Snoqualmie Pass in October: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 62°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Francisco Bay and Muir Woods National Monument. Dedicate the 31st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, get great views at Twin Peaks, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 56°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Petaluma.

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Muir Woods National Monument
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San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
days
Petaluma

Petaluma is a city in Sonoma County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): learn about winemaking at Williamson Wines Tasting Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Petaluma trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Francisco to Petaluma by car takes about an hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Petaluma when traveling from San Francisco in November, with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Petaluma

Tours Wineries Wildlife

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Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Williamson Wines Tasting Room ©
Williamson Wines Tasting Room
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

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days
Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Petaluma to Monterey in 3 hours. In November in Monterey, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve

2
days
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, and then deepen your understanding at Educational Sites. On your second day here, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Big Sur trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo is a city in the U.S. On the 8th (Wed), hunt for treasures at San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, and then make a trip to Mission Plaza.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Luis Obispo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Luis Obispo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Big Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 45°F. On the 11th (Sat), you're off toSanta Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Morro Rock, Pismo Pier, Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail
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Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Pismo Pier
Pismo Pier
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Bishop Peak

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cold Spring Tavern. On the next day, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in November, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Tours Parks Nature

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Wine Tours & Tastings
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Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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