36 days in West Coast Itinerary

36 days in West Coast Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Ashland
— 1 night
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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San Diego — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, engage your brain at Fleet Science Center, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix to San Diego is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect nights in San Diego to be little chillier, around 68°F, while days are much colder, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Annenberg Community Beach House (in Santa Monica), Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 8th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 4 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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, Head underground at Crystal Cave, make a trip to General Sherman Tree, and take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Yosemite National Park — 6 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip site.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are cooler (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:

San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, take a stroll through Union Square, and steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Ashland.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

Ashland — 1 night

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. On the 27th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, then walk around Lithia Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ashland trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Ashland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Ashland hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Discover Nature. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, then hike along Skyline Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Ashland to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ashland in July, expect Mount Rainier National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, and see Seattle Art Museum.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 5 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Sandphifer Gallery in Pacific Beach, approximately Pacific Beach away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Hurricane Ridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Storm King, and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 72°F and lows reach 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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