34 days in West Coast Itinerary

34 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Victoria, Ferry to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Olympic National Park — 4 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hurricane Ridge and Ruby Beach. Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Merriman Falls, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, stroll through Ozette Loop Hike, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Storm King, and hike along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4.

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Ottawa, Canada to Olympic National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ottawa in July, with highs in Olympic National Park at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.
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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

Seattle — 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Deception Pass State Park and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Change things up with a short trip to Fort Casey State Park in Coupeville (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: stroll around Kerry Park, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Mount Rainier National Park — 1 night

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, then hike along Nisqually Vista Loop, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park online travel route builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in July, Mount Rainier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Portland — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as International Rose Test Garden and Oneonta Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Wahkeena Falls (in Troutdale) and Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge (in Hood River). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, and stroll around Forest Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portland tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Portland. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Portland, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Lands End. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker tool.

Getting from Portland to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Groveland to see Rainbow Pool about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Mariposa Grove, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 3 nights

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Moro Rock Trail and Trail of 100 Giants. Go for a jaunt from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Three Rivers to see Slick Rock Recreation Area about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, hike along Congress Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Meadow Rd.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Los Angeles — 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Hollywood Bowl Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: 26-Mile Bike Path (in Santa Monica) and Manhattan Beach Pier (in Manhattan Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get curious at California Science Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.
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Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

San Diego — 5 nights

America's Finest City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Jolla Shores Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Coronado Island, kick back and relax at Windansea Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and catch the contagious excitement of Del Mar Race Track.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego online visit planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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