46 days in West Coast Itinerary

46 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Palm Springs
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
5
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
7
Carmel
— 3 nights
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
9
Calistoga
— 3 nights
10
Newport
— 3 nights
11
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
12
Portland
— 4 nights
13
Seattle
— 5 nights

3
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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs Air Museum and Chapin Family Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at VillageFest and Wabi Sabi Japan Living. Venture out of the city with trips to Temecula (Lorimar Vineyards and Winery, Wiens Family Cellars - Winery, &more).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs vacation planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Palm Springs is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Buenos Aires in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Temecula
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
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Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum
Wiens Family Cellars - Winery ©
Wiens Family Cellars - Winery

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mormon Battalion Historic Site and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Jolla Shores Park and Seaport Village. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad), Encinitas (Moonlight State Beach & Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens) and Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, stroll around La Jolla Cove, appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, and stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

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Getting from Palm Springs to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in April, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Encinitas, South Carlsbad State Beach, Del Mar City Beach, Coronado Beach
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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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.
Do your shopping at Universal CityWalk Hollywood and Old Pasadena. Get a sense of the local culture at Mission San Juan Capistrano and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Newport Beach (in Newport Beach), Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and South Coast Plaza (in Costa Mesa). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The Grove, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and stop by LA Farmers' Market.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Pasadena, Newport Beach, Ocean Avenue, Crystal Cove, South Coast Plaza
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Vernal Fall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yosemite National Park: Mariposa Museum and History Center (in Mariposa), Vista Ranch (in Merced) and El Portal Market (in El Portal). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, tee off at Big Trees Golf Course, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park visit planning app.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Mariposa Museum and History Center, Vista Ranch, El Portal Market
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
El Portal Market ©
El Portal Market
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Harmony Borax Works and Charcoal Kilns. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zabriskie Point and Salt Creek Interpretive Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Death Valley National Park: Beatty (Beatty Museum & Historical Society, Death Valley Nut & Candy, &more). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range, take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park sightseeing tool.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beatty
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then kick back and relax at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, then do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, and finally stop by Sebastian General Store.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Simeon day trip planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Simeon, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and De Tierra Vineyards Tasting Room. For shopping fun, head to Ocean Avenue or The Cheese Shop. Step out of Carmel to go to Capitola and see Capitola Beach, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, don't miss a visit to The Shakespeare Society of America, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Del Mar Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip builder website.

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Capitola Beach, The Shakespeare Society of America
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Gray Whale Cove State Beach and San Gregorio State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Half Moon Bay (Cowell Ranch State Beach, Pescadero State Beach, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, stop by Chinatown, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, San Gregorio State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Sapphire Hill Winery and BobDog Winery and SkyPine Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Modus Operandi Cellars and Medlock Ames Winery. Explore Calistoga's surroundings by going to Pech Merle Winery (in Geyserville) and Alexander Valley Vineyards (in Healdsburg). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Von Strasser Family of Wines.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Calistoga online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Calistoga, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Healdsburg, St. Helena, Pech Merle Winery, BobDog Winery and SkyPine Vineyards
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
BobDog Winery and SkyPine Vineyards ©
BobDog Winery and SkyPine Vineyards
Medlock Ames Winery ©
Medlock Ames Winery

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Relax by the water at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Nye Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Mossy Creek Pottery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Lincoln City (North Lincoln County Historical Museum & Roads End State Recreation Site) and Gleneden Beach State Park (in Gleneden Beach). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, get a taste of the local shopping with Newport Farmer's Market, view the masterpieces at Oregon Coast Glassworks, and learn about all things military at Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport day trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Calistoga to Newport takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Calistoga in May, you will find days in Newport are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Gleneden Beach State Park, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, look for gifts at Cannon Beach Bookstore, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cannon Beach Distillery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, and finally kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, explore the galleries of Tillamook Air Museum, then browse for treasures at Wheeler Station Antiques, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Short Sands Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach tour planning tool.

You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tillamook, Wheeler Station Antiques, Short Sands Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
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Short Sands Beach ©
Short Sands Beach
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach Distillery ©
Cannon Beach Distillery

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Live Laugh Love Art and The Oregon Garden. Head to Powell's City of Books and Pearl Districtfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Domaine Serene (in Dayton), Dundee (Erath Vineyards Winery & Domaine Roy & fils) and Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, and stop by Alberta Street.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Portland day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Dundee, Vancouver, The Oregon Garden, Domaine Serene, Live Laugh Love Art
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
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Northwest (Nob Hill) ©
Northwest (Nob Hill)
Willamette Valley Vineyards ©
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fairhaven Historic District and University of Washington. Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Tacoma (Chihuly Bridge of Glass & LeMay - America's Car Museum). And it doesn't end there: browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tacoma, Fairhaven Historic District, Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
Find places to stay May 17 — 22:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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