60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Seattle
— 5 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Fifth at Ocean, Bus to Government at Belleville, Ferry to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 4 nights
Shuttle to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Seattle

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Museum of Pop Culture. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Boeing Future of Flight (in Mukilteo) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Anacortes). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, walk around Kerry Park, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seattle attractions planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Seattle is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lime Kiln Point State Park. When in Friday Harbor, make a side trip to see Orcas Island Pottery in Eastsound, approximately Eastsound away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Whale Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Turtleback Mountain, find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan, and get a taste of life in the country at Horseshu Guest Ranch.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Friday Harbor using our trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Friday Harbor hover around 27°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruby Beach and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Crescent Lake, explore and take pictures at Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rialto Beach.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park holiday site.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. August in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 16:

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Portland

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Meares Lighthouse and Astoria-Megler Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Turnaround at Seaside (in Seaside) and Astoria Column (in Astoria). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Silver Falls State Park, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip site.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Portland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in August, with highs in Portland at 34°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 22:

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Hood River

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Falls Creek Falls. Explore Hood River's surroundings by going to Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, examine the collection at Fire Museum in City Hall, and hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hood River trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Hood River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Hood River are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hug Point State Recreation Site.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Hood River to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hood River in August; daily highs in Cannon Beach reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

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Newport

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Newport travel route builder.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, you will find days in Newport are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

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Bend

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and High Desert Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bend side-trips: Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond) and Sisters (McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop & Cascade Street Distillery). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument, make a trip to Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bend road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in August, you will find days in Bend are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Francisco Bay and Beer Tastings & Tours. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Mill Valley (Dipsea Trail & Muir Woods National Monument). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco route maker app.

You can fly from Bend to San Francisco in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bend in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Bodie State Historic Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 14:

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, cruise along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park journey builder app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

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Los Angeles

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Monica State Beach and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip maker.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:

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A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giant Forest and General Grant Tree Trail. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock Trail, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, trek along Big Stump Basin, and take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterey: Big Sur (Bixby Bridge, McWay Falls, &more) and San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop & Hearst Castle). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, and stroll through Carmel River State Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey visit planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September: highs in Monterey hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29: