30 days in West Coast Itinerary

30 days in West Coast Itinerary

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30 days in West Coast Itinerary

London
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  16​h 45​min
Cannon Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Newport
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

4
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Ecola State Park and Haystack Rock. Relax by the water at Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannon Beach: Astoria (Astoria Column, Columbia River Maritime Museum, & more). The adventure continues: tee off at Manzanita Golf Course and look for gifts at Beach Books.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach route planner .

London, UK to Cannon Beach is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from London to Cannon Beach, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Manzanita, Beach Books
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

5
days
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Attractions like Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Nye Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Sandland Adventures (in Florence) and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, look for gifts at Oregon Oyster Farms, stroll through Agate Beach State Park, and meet the residents at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

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Drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, expect Newport to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Sandland Adventures, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium

2
days
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally hike along Partington Cove.

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Getting from Newport to Big Sur by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Carmel
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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

4
days
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Manzanar National Historic Site and General Sherman Tree. Escape the urban bustle at Moro Rock and Roaring River Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park side-trips: Project Survival's Cat Haven (in Dunlap) and Museum of Western Film History (in Lone Pine). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Big Sur to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. Traveling from Big Sur in August, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are much hotter, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Project Survival's Cat Haven, Museum of Western Film History, Manzanar National Historic Site
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

6
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.
Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Bodie State Historic Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tioga Pass and Glacier Point. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, see a world frozen in time at Bodie, and admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

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Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. In August, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Bodie
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Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Glad Tidings Church. Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and San Gregorio State Beach. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, admire the majestic nature at Angel Island State Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, San Gregorio State Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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