10 days in West Coast Itinerary

10 days in West Coast Itinerary

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10 days in West Coast Itinerary

New York City
Fly + tram + bus:  11​h 30​min
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Underwood
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
New York City

2
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip planner .

New York City to Cannon Beach is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Cannon Beach, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Underwood.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Manzanita Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Bruce's Candy Kitchen ©
Bruce's Candy Kitchen
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

1
day
Underwood

Underwood ©
Underwood is an unincorporated community in Skamania County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Double Mountain Horse Ranch and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Underwood trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Underwood takes 3 hours. March in Underwood sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Underwood

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Double Mountain Horse Ranch
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Double Mountain Horse Ranch
Double Mountain Horse Ranch

2
days
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Underwood to San Simeon. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Underwood in March since evenings lows in San Simeon dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas
Piedras Blancas
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then stop by The Cheese Shop. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then hike along Partington Cove, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 47°F. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Big Sur
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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