36 days in West Coast Itinerary

36 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seattle
— 4 nights
2
Portland
— 3 nights
3
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
5
San Diego
— 5 nights
6
Monterey
— 2 nights
7
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights

4
nights
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, see the interesting displays at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online holiday builder.

Lahore, Pakistan to Seattle is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Seattle is minus 13 hours. While traveling from Lahore, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Discovery Park ©
Discovery Park
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, make a trip to Pittock Mansion, meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Portland visit planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In March in Portland, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Trails Museums

Side Trips

Columbia River Highway, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Multnomah Falls
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

3
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Santa Barbara is known for wineries, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, immerse yourself in nature at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

Plan a Santa Barbara trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Portland to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in March: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Wineries Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and explore the world behind art at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles route planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in March, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

5
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, walk around Balboa Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 24th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, thenmake a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach. On your second day here, stroll around Garland Ranch Regional Park, thentrek along Scenic Road Walkway, and then stroll through Point Lobos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from San Diego to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Monterey is slightly colder than San Diego - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Garland Ranch Regional Park
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

6
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey builder tool.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Monterey, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Range ©
Cathedral Range
Mt. Hoffmann ©
Mt. Hoffmann

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning tool.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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