19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast itinerary builder

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Fly
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Fly to Seattle, Tram to 3rd Ave & Pine St, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Seattle Clipper Terminal, Fly to Bend
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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Las Vegas, Bus to Death Valley National Park
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Weston

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Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Washington Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Hood River Event Site (in Hood River), Turnaround at Seaside (in Seaside) and Astoria (Astoria-Megler Bridge, Astoria Column, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portland online tour planner.

Weston to Portland is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Weston to Portland. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Nye Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then hike along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Newport Bay Fishing Pier.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Newport road trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Newport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Portland in August: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and finally look for gifts at The Wine Shack.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach tour planner.

You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Newport in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, step aboard Schooners North, and then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum.

Make your Friday Harbor itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight, tram, and ferry from Cannon Beach to Friday Harbor in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In August in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Bend.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Bend

— 2 nights
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at Resort marina, contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, then tee off at Tetherow Golf Club, and finally admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, indulge your thirst for a good beer at 10 Barrel Brewery, then examine the collection at High Desert Museum, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bend itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Friday Harbor to Bend in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. When traveling from Friday Harbor in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bend, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

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Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bend to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bend in August, expect Crater Lake National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 93°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature
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Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): cruise along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and finally don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Crater Lake National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the next day, cruise along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Olmsted Point, then hike along Lewis Creek Trail, and finally trek along Mariposa Grove.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and finally stroll through Moro Rock Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be warmer, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails
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San Simeon

— 1 night
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 4th (Sat), stroll through Moonstone Beach, get your bearings at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along San Simeon Pier.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon vacation maker tool.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon in 5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, San Simeon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 5th (Sun), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then make a trip to Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach. On your second day here, take in the views from Bixby Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Monterey travel route planner.

Drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in September, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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