60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

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60 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Leavenworth
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Healdsburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Truckee
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Chicago

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Washington State History Museum (in Tacoma) and Olympic National Park (Mount Ellinor & Mount Walker). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

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Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in January, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 48°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Washington State History Museum, Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Apple Capital Loop Trail. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Mountain Springs Lodge Sleigh Rides, learn about winemaking at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Leavenworth trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Seattle to Leavenworth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in January: high temperatures in Leavenworth hover around 33°F and lows are around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Wenatchee
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Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room ©
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room

6
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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Oswald West State Park & Ecola State Park), Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River) and The Historic Carousel and Museum (in Albany). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, trek along Forest Park, meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, and head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Leavenworth to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Leavenworth in January; daily highs in Portland reach 46°F and lows reach 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Oregon, Cannon Beach, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, The Historic Carousel and Museum
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Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

8
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, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco journey maker site .

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 59°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

6
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healdsburg: Sonoma (Sonoma Coast State Beach & Lachryma Montis), Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, & more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, stroll through Jack London State Historic Park, and cruise along Mendocino Coast.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Healdsburg, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

St. Helena, Napa, Sonoma, Jack London State Historic Park, Sharpsteen Museum
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Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast

5
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Change things up with a short trip to Hellman-Ehrman Mansion in Tahoe City (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, have some family-friendly fun at Magic Carpet Golf, see the interesting displays at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at South Lake Brewing Co.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner .

Getting from Healdsburg to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Healdsburg in January, expect South Lake Tahoe to be a bit cooler, temps between 45°F and 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
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Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum ©

4
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Truckee: West Coast Falconry (in Marysville), Alpine Meadows (in Tahoe City) and Tahoe Maritime Museum (in Homewood). And it doesn't end there: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, hit the slopes at Tahoe Donner, stroll through Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, and snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Truckee vacation app .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Truckee can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Tahoe Maritime Museum, West Coast Falconry
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West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Northstar California ©
Northstar California
Alpine Meadows ©
Alpine Meadows

8
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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Badger Pass Ski Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, trek along Mariposa Grove, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Truckee to Yosemite National Park. In February, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, with highs in Los Angeles at 71°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and stroll around La Jolla Cove.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, daytime highs in San Diego are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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