15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  18​h 15​min
1
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Bridgeport
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Port Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Charcoal Kilns and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder site .

London, UK to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. While traveling from London, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Bridgeport.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Charcoal Kilns ©
Charcoal Kilns
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

1
night
Bridgeport

Bridgeport ©
Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Bodie State Historic Park and then see a world frozen in time at Bodie.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bridgeport day trip app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Bridgeport in 4 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for little chillier days in Bridgeport, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bodie
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Bodie ©
Bodie
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Cambria Nursery & Florist, kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and then visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bridgeport to San Simeon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Bridgeport in September, expect San Simeon to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cambria
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called 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 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then stop by The Cheese Shop. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Breakwater, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pfeiffer State Beach, Breakwater
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

1
night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 30th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Ford House Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Point Cabrillo Light Station, and then kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Glass Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pudding Creek Beach, and then kick back and relax at Seaside Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fort Bragg online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Carmel to Fort Bragg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Carmel in September, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Orford.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
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Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

1
night
Port Orford

Port Orford ©
Port Orford is a city in Curry County on the southern coast of Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Ophir Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myers Creek Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by South Coast Gourmet Specialty Foods, then steep yourself in history at Hughes Historic House, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Blanco Lighthouse, and finally admire the majestic nature at Cape Blanco State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Orford holiday maker .

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Port Orford in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in October: highs in Port Orford hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Port Orford

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Myers Creek Beach, Ophir Beach
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Ophir Beach ©
Ophir Beach
Hughes Historic House ©
Hughes Historic House

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach visit planning site .

Drive from Port Orford to Cannon Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Astoria
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Lightship Columbia ©
Lightship Columbia
Tillamook Rock Light ©
Tillamook Rock Light

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