60 days in New York City, West Coast & Calgary Itinerary

60 days in New York City, West Coast & Calgary Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 8 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 6 nights
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Monterey, United States
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 8 nights
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Death Valley National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States
— 5 nights
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Cannon Beach, United States
— 2 nights
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Newport, United States
— 1 night
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Portland, United States
— 5 nights
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Olympic National Park, United States
— 7 nights
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Seattle, United States
— 6 nights
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Calgary, Canada
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New York City, United States

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Philadelphia Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Step out of New York City to go to Philadelphia and see Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City is minus 7 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in July since evenings lows in New York City dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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San Francisco, United States

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Exploratorium. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and San Francisco National Cemetery. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Moss Landing--about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, stroll through Ocean Beach, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner.

You can fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. In July, San Francisco is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Monterey, United States

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monterey day trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and El Capitan. Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite, Tunnel View and Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, stroll around Merced Grove, and hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 24:

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Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, then explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): get great views at Dante's View and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park journey builder app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kids will appreciate attractions like General Sherman Tree and Kings Canyon National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Giant Forest and Grant Grove. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, hike along Congress Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder site.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Cannon Beach, United States

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, stroll through Hug Point State Recreation Site, and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Cannon Beach takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for cooler days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

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Newport, United States

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Newport trip site.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in August, plan for little chillier days in Newport, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Beaches · Trails · Historic Sites
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Portland, United States

City of Roses

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.
The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum & Astoria Column) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Washington Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and meet the residents at Oregon Zoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland vacation maker tool.

Drive from Newport to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Newport, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Attractions like Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: hike along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, explore the activities along Hoh River, stroll through Ozette Loop Hike, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, Olympic National Park is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 15:

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Seattle, United States

Emerald City

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 in touch with nature at Snoqualmie Falls and Alki Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tacoma (Point Defiance Park, Washington State History Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Calgary, Canada

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Family-friendly places like Lake Minnewanka and Nature & Wildlife Tours will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bow Falls and Via Ferrata. Get out of town with these interesting Calgary side-trips: Banff (Hoodoos Trail, Tunnel Mountain Trail, &more), Banff National Park (Ink Pots Hiking Trail, Sulphur Mountain, &more) and Canmore (Canmore Museum & Fireweed Glass Studio). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eau Claire Smokestack.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Calgary trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Calgary takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Calgary to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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