29 days in Vancouver & West Coast Itinerary

29 days in Vancouver & West Coast Itinerary

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29 days in Vancouver & West Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  18​h
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Olympic National Park, United States
— 4 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
San Diego, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, admire the landmark architecture of Bloedel Conservatory, and take a stroll through Granville Island.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver day trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

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nights
Olympic National Park, United States

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.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, kick back and relax at Ruby Beach, and hike along Second Beach Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Olympic National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Vancouver in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Olympic National Park, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

3
nights
Seattle, United States

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in June, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
nights
San Diego, United States

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Diego takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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