60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seattle
— 6 nights
2
Leavenworth
— 2 nights
3
Portland
— 6 nights
4
San Francisco
— 8 nights
5
Healdsburg
— 6 nights
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
7
Truckee
— 4 nights
8
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
9
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
10
San Diego
— 6 nights

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: Olympic National Park (Mount Ellinor & Mount Walker) and Washington State History Museum (in Tacoma). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip builder website.

Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in January, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Washington State History Museum
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Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

2
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. On the 8th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Apple Capital Loop Trail. On the next day, ride a horse along Mountain Springs Lodge Sleigh Rides, do a tasting at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Leavenworth sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Leavenworth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in January: high temperatures in Leavenworth hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Wenatchee
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Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Mountain Springs Lodge Sleigh Rides ©
Mountain Springs Lodge Sleigh Rides
Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort ©
Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River), The Historic Carousel and Museum (in Albany) and Cannon Beach (Oswald West State Park & Ecola State Park). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, get lost in a book at Multnomah County Central Library, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and walk around Forest Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Portland travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Leavenworth to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Leavenworth in January: high temperatures in Portland hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Oregon, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, The Historic Carousel and Museum
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:
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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car 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 Healdsburg's surroundings by going to Sonoma (Sonoma Coast State Beach & Lachryma Montis), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, &more) and Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Mendocino Coast, and stroll through Jack London State Historic Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and train. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Healdsburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino Coast, Jack London State Historic Park
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:
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Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Step out of South Lake Tahoe to go to Tahoe City and see Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, see the interesting displays at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Jobs Peak, and explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe tour app.

Drive from Healdsburg to South Lake Tahoe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Healdsburg in January: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
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Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals ©
Adventure Mountain ©
Adventure Mountain
Heavenly Mountain Resort ©
Heavenly Mountain Resort

4
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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Truckee: Tahoe Maritime Museum (in Homewood), Alpine Meadows (in Tahoe City) and West Coast Falconry (in Marysville). There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country, fly down the slopes at Northstar California, stroll through Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, and take a pleasant ride with Tahoe Donner.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Truckee road trip app.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Truckee are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Tahoe Maritime Museum, West Coast Falconry
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
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West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Tahoe Donner Cross Country ©
Tahoe Donner Cross Country
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hoffmann, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and explore the striking landscape of Elizabeth Lake.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a bus from Truckee to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus 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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, with highs in Los Angeles at °F and lows at °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
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in February, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 29:
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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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