23 days in West Coast Itinerary

23 days in West Coast Itinerary

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23 days in West Coast Itinerary

Dublin
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Underwood
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
bus + tram + Fly:  20​h 15​min
Dublin

5
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. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and take a stroll through SoMa.

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

Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dublin to San Francisco. Traveling from Dublin in April, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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. Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos State Reserve and Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach. Explore Carmel's surroundings by going to Big Sur (McWay Falls & Partington Cove). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, stop by The Cheese Shop, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, 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

5
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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to LEGOLAND California and San Diego - Coronado Bridge. Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in April, with highs in San Diego at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

LEGOLAND California
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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

3
days
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Mon) at Disney California Adventure Park.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Anaheim day trip website .

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Underwood.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Hollywood
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
day
Underwood

Underwood ©
Underwood is an unincorporated community in Skamania County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): do a tasting at AniChe Cellars.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Underwood travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Anaheim to Underwood. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anaheim in April: high temperatures in Underwood hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Underwood

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
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AniChe Cellars
AniChe Cellars

3
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Attractions like Haystack Rock and Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Cannon Beach and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Step out of Cannon Beach with an excursion to Astoria Column in Astoria--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, stop by Bruce's Candy Kitchen, indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman, and kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online trip planner .

You can drive from Underwood to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside, Astoria, Manzanita Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Bruce's Candy Kitchen ©
Bruce's Candy Kitchen
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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