60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

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60 days in West Coast Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 6 nights
Fly + tram + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Crescent City
— 4 nights
Fly + tram + bus:  5​h 15​min
Cannon Beach
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Carmel
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Santa Monica
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  15​h 30​min
Sydney

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. You'll get in some beach time at Alki Beach and Tolmie State Park. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gardens Park, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Seattle due to the time zone difference. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Tolmie State Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
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. You'll get in some beach time at Rialto Beach and Shi Shi Beach. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olympic Peninsula, and trek along Ozette Loop Hike.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in May, things will get little chillier in Olympic National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. You will leave for Crescent City on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Olympic Peninsula
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

3
days
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Enderts Beach and Lone Ranch Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Redwood National Park and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground. There's more to do: hike along Stout Grove.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Crescent City online travel route planner .

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Crescent City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Crescent City can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Lone Ranch Beach
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Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach
Stout Grove ©
Stout Grove

4
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. Visiting Haystack Rock and Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area will get you outdoors. Explore Cannon Beach's surroundings by going to Fort Stevens State Park (in Astoria) and Long Beach (in Long Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park and take in the awesome beauty at Neahkahnie Mountain.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Crescent City to Cannon Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Long Beach, Fort Stevens State Park, Manzanita Beach, Neahkahnie Mountain
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

4
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Eastbank Esplanade. Escape the urban bustle at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, and steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Portland itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
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Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

8
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Take a break from the city and head to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Montara State Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay to see Miramar Beach about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and take a stroll through SoMa.

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Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Montara State Beach, Miramar Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Vernal Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, hike along May Lake Trailhead, and explore the activities along Gaylor Lake.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

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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
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 10th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos State Reserve. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, and then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, Asilomar State Beach, San Carlos Cathedral
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©

7
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.
Visiting Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Moonlight Beach (in Encinitas). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Children's Pool, stroll through San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego travel site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carmel in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, Carlsbad State Beach, Moonlight Beach
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo

2
days
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Laguna Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Laguna Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Laguna Beach can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

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Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

7
days
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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Monica side-trips: Los Angeles (Cabrillo Beach, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, & more), Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Malibu (Zuma Beach & Malibu Lagoon State Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica trip site .

Getting from Laguna Beach to Santa Monica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and tram; or take a bus. June in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

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