15 days in California, Oregon Coast & Washington State Itinerary

15 days in California, Oregon Coast & Washington State Itinerary

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15 days in California, Oregon Coast & Washington State Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 45​min
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City

3
days
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.
Kids will enjoy La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. There's much more to do: stroll through San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park.

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New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in San Diego hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
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Mission Beach Park

3
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Getty Center The Publications and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum.

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Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

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Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. Alcatraz Island and SoMa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, wander the streets of The Embarcadero, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

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Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in San Francisco at 71°F and lows at 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Cannon Beach.

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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
day
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 19th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, and then indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for little chillier days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Seaside Candyman ©
Seaside Candyman

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for gifts at The Elliott Bay Book Company, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then look for gifts at Chukar Cherries. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

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Drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in June: highs in Seattle hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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