California Coast from Vancouver


Journey from the Pacific Northwest down the California coast and into Southern California on this unforgettable journey.

Start in Vancouver, where you will get to adventure around the "Hollywood of the North." Then take a quick tour south through the Cascade Mountains to Seattle, where you will visit the Space Needle, Seattle Waterfront, and experience what makes the "Emerald City" so unique. The scenic Coast Starlight route will guide you south and into San Francisco, where you will explore the iconic Fisherman's Wharf and the nearby Napa and Sonoma Wineries. Also, no trip to Northern California is complete without a stop in Yosemite National Park! You will continue to Southern California for time in Hollywood and San Diego. Experience an entire Pacific Coast journey!

DAY 1 - Your Journey Begins In Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver! After checking into your hotel, you are free to explore all around the city known as the "Hollywood of the North." (Overnight in Vancouver)

Tall Trees in Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada

Amazingly tall trees in Stanley Park in Vancouver

DAY 2 - Vancouver, BC

Before we move on to California, you can continue to explore the city today. A hop-on, hop-off tour will stop at such vital areas as the famous Stanley Park, Granville Island, and the Vancouver Waterfront. (Overnight in Vancouver, Canada)

DAY 3 - Vancouver > Seattle

This morning board the train in Vancouver to head south into Seattle. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and take the day to explore the city. Your included CityPASS will give you access to the iconic Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit and a scenic cruise out on the harbor. (Overnight in Seattle, Washington)

DAY 4 - Seattle, WA

Continue to utilize your convenient CityPASS to access the most popular attractions in Seattle. Stop by the EMP Museum to see its' many exhibits on music, pop culture, and art, or perhaps you want to visit the famous Woodland Park Zoo. A stop over at the Seattle Aquarium is also always worth a visit! With the CityPASS, you can pick and choose whatever you would like to do! California is just a night away on the Amtrak train. (Overnight in Seattle, Washington)

View of Mount Baker from the train

Mount Baker through the window on the Amtrak Cascades train from Vancouver to Seattle.

DAY 5 - Overnight Onboard Amtrak

This morning board Amtrak's Coast Starlight for a scenic journey south to San Francisco. Today you will enjoy views from the train's window of the snow-capped Cascade Mountain range. Checkout more information on the train on the Amtrak Website. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 6 - San Francisco, CA

You will arrive in San Francisco and have a full day of adventure around the city. Check into your hotel and then begin to use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. This excursion allows you to see the most popular landmarks in the city. Your tour will stop at Union Square, Chinatown, the Pier, and North Beach. Tonight, you will have a dinner included on Fisherman's Wharf. (Overnight in San Francisco, California)

DAY 7 - San Francisco, CA

Today board a sightseeing tour that will bring you to the beautifully scenic Yosemite National Park! Your fully guided tour will take you out of the city to travel along the Merced River and into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range to the famous Yosemite Park. Enjoy sights of the tall redwoods, hike along the mountain trails, and snap pictures of the rushing waterfalls. You will truly enjoy a full day of sightseeing. (Overnight in San Francisco, California)

DAY 8 - San Francisco, CA

Enjoy a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the tranquil hills surrounding Sonoma Valley as you take in the beauty of the countless family wineries along the old El Camino Real. Then, you'll venture into the heart of Napa Valley, where your next stops feature up to three vineyards for tours and tastings. (Overnight in San Francisco, California)

Golden Gate Bridge at Sunset with San Francisco, California in the background

Sunset view of the Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco in the background

DAY 9 - San Francisco > Los Angeles

Wake this morning and prepare for a beautifully scenic train ride down the coast. Sit back and relax as you pass by the vast ocean beauty as the train hugs the Pacific Coast. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, check into your hotel for the evening. (Overnight in Los Angeles, California)

DAY 10 - Los Angeles, CA

Today you will have ample opportunity to visit all iconic Hollywood sites via a hop-on, hop-off tour. Your guided tour will stop along Rodeo Drive, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, and the Santa Monica Pier. Make sure you bring a camera to capture all of your fun! (Overnight in Los Angeles, California)

DAY 11 - Los Angeles > San Diego

Check out of your hotel and board Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner route for a short ride down to San Diego. Upon arrival, you can use your multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour to explore San Diego's top attractions, such as the USS Midway, Coronado Island, and Little Italy. A full day of sightseeing awaits you! (Overnight in San Diego, California)

San Diego, California Palm trees and view of city

Enjoy beautiful sites like this view of the palm trees in San Diego, California.

DAY 12 - San Diego

Continue to explore San Diego by way of your hop-on, hop-off tour. Use the bus to stop at the San Diego Zoo, the iconic Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, and Balboa Park. Then this afternoon, take a cruise out on San Diego's harbor. (Overnight in San Diego, California)

DAY 13 - Your Journey Ends In San Diego

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