25 days in West Coast Itinerary

25 days in West Coast Itinerary

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25 days in West Coast Itinerary

Tel Aviv
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + bus + tram + Fly + bus:  8​h
Newport
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
+4
bus + tram + Fly + bus + taxi:  11​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Tel Aviv

3
days
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Pelindaba Lavender Farm and Spencer Spit State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Reef Sanctuary and Springtide Paddlesports. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Friday Harbor trip maker site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Friday Harbor is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Friday Harbor is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Tel Aviv in June, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Friday Harbor: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Lopez Island
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Spencer Spit State Park ©
Spencer Spit State Park

4
days
Newport

Newport
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Take a break from the city and head to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest. We've included these beaches for you: Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. When in Newport, make a side trip to see Sandland Adventures in Florence, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, stop by Oregon Oyster Farms, and admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Newport driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Friday Harbor to Newport in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Friday Harbor in June, expect nights in Newport to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Sandland Adventures, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
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3
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Manzanita Beach and Cannon Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Neahkahnie Mountain and Beach Books. Explore Cannon Beach's surroundings by going to Astoria (Astoria Column & Columbia River Maritime Museum). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Newport to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Beach Books, Manzanita Beach, Neahkahnie Mountain
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Neahkahnie Mountain ©
Neahkahnie Mountain

5
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lembert Dome and Panorama Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sentinel Dome and Valley View. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, hike along Wawona Meadow, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Cannon Beach to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Moonstone Beach Dr.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon route maker website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr
Moonstone Cellars ©
Moonstone Cellars

4
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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Point Lobos State Reserve and Asilomar State Beach. Visiting Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Monterey Bay, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Seventeen Mile Drive, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Carmel road trip planner .

Getting from San Simeon to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©

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