West Coast Road Trip Planner

Plan your road trip on the West Coast with the free road trip planner from TripIt.

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Road Maps and Directions on the West Coast

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Popular West Coast Road Trip Destinations


  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Barbara
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Monterey
  • San Francisco
  • Point Reyes
  • Portland
  • Seattle

Vacation Towns and Attractions

  • Redwoods National Park
  • Muir Woods
  • Point Reyes
  • Humboldt Redwoods State Park
  • Avenue of the Giants scenic drive
  • Fort Bragg and Mendocino, CA
  • Bodega Bay, filming site for Hitchcock’s “The Birds”
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Cannery Row
  • Big Sur country
  • Malibu
  • Mission Beach, San Diego

West Coast Road Trip Highlight: Big Sur

Big Sur is a sparsely populated region of the central California coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The name “Big Sur” is derived from the original Spanish-language “el sur grande”, meaning “the big south”, or from “el paĆ­s grande del sur”, “the big country of the south”. The terrain offers stunning views, making Big Sur a popular tourist destination.

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