37 days in West Coast Itinerary

37 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Victoria, Bus to Fifth at Ocean, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Anacortes, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bend
— 3 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bridgeport
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 4 nights
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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 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Zip San Juan, then identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then get a taste of life in the country at Horseshu Guest Ranch.

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Ottawa, Canada to Friday Harbor is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Ottawa in July, expect Friday Harbor to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 5 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hurricane Ridge and Ruby Beach. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, trek along Hoh River Trail, stroll through Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, and admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 13th (Thu), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Newport.
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Newport — 3 nights

A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Sandland Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Heceta Head Lighthouse (in Florence) and Yachats (Yachats coastline & Thor's Well). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, and gain insight at Hatfield Marine Science Center.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cannon Beach in July, with highs in Newport at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hood River.
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Hood River — 3 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Get out of town with these interesting Hood River side-trips: Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Deschutes River, trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, see the interesting displays at Fire Museum in City Hall, and take a memorable drive along Hood River County Fruit Loop.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hood River trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Newport to Hood River in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in July, expect Hood River to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bend.
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Bend — 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. Get out of town with these interesting Bend side-trips: Lava Cast Forest Trail (in La Pine) and Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, explore the activities along Deschutes River, examine the collection at High Desert Museum, and admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bend vacation planning site.

You can fly from Hood River to Bend in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hood River, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.
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Crater Lake National Park — 2 nights

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls, admire all the interesting features of Rim Dr, and then admire the majestic nature at Collier Memorial State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Bend to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bend in July, with highs in Crater Lake National Park at 40°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lands End and San Francisco Bay. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Crater Lake National Park to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, plan for much colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bridgeport.
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Bridgeport — 1 night

Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. On the 31st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Mono Lake County Park and then see a world frozen in time at Bodie State Historic Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bridgeport trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Bridgeport takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Bridgeport hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. There's much more to do: cruise along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, and get great views at Half Dome.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bridgeport to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Simeon.
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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 7th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center, then stroll through Piedras Blancas, and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Simeon driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon takes 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in San Simeon at 40°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Monterey.
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Monterey — 4 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Monterey side-trips: Big Sur (Bixby Bridge, McWay Falls, &more). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey vacation builder website.

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Fri).
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