15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast Itinerary

Bangkok
Fly:  27​h
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Underwood
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  19​h 15​min
Bangkok

3
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Relax by the water at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tillamook Country Smoker and Icefire Glassworks. Explore Cannon Beach's surroundings by going to Blue Heron French Cheese Company (in Tillamook) and Ocean Park (Jack's Country Store & Adelaide's Coffee & Sweet Shoppe). There's more to do: stop by Beach Books and immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Cannon Beach is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 15 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in January, with highs in Cannon Beach at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Underwood.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Ocean Park, Beach Books, Tillamook Country Smoker, Blue Heron French Cheese Company
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Adelaide's Coffee & Sweet Shoppe ©
Adelaide's Coffee & Sweet Shoppe

1
day
Underwood

Underwood ©
Underwood is an unincorporated community in Skamania County, Washington, United States. On the 26th (Fri), stop by Apple Valley Country Store, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hood River Lavender, and then identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Underwood travel route planning app .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Underwood in 3 hours. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Underwood, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Underwood

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hood River, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Apple Valley Country Store
Apple Valley Country Store

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Piedras Blancas.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Underwood to San Simeon. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Underwood in January; daily highs in San Simeon reach 16°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas
Piedras Blancas
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store

3
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. For shopping fun, head to The Cheese Shop or Coast Gallery Big Sur. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Lobos State Reserve and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Explore Carmel's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach & McWay Falls). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive, and look for gifts at Del Monte Shopping Center.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Del Monte Shopping Center, Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then make a trip to Washington Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

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Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Francisco are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square

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