60 days in The Islands of Washington State, Oregon Coast & California's Central Coast Itinerary

60 days in The Islands of Washington State, Oregon Coast & California's Central Coast Itinerary

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Camano Island
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Coupeville, Whidbey Island
— 3 nights
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 6 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 6 nights
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Astoria
— 6 nights
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Tillamook
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 6 nights
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Florence
— 6 nights
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Monterey
— 7 nights
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Paso Robles
— 8 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 7 nights

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Camano Island

Camano Island ©
Camano is a census-designated place (CDP) in Island County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Iverson Spit Waterfront Preserve and then admire the majestic nature at Camano Island State Park. On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at Canopy Tours Northwest, walk around English Boom Trail County Park, and then stop by Camano Island Marketplace.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Camano Island trip planner.

Idaho Falls to Camano Island is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Idaho Falls to Camano Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Idaho Falls in November; daily highs in Camano Island reach 51°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Coupeville.

Things to do in Camano Island

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
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English Boom Trail County Park ©
English Boom Trail County Park
Canopy Tours Northwest ©
Canopy Tours Northwest
Camano Island State Park ©
Camano Island State Park

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Coupeville, Whidbey Island

Coupeville ©
Coupeville is a town on Whidbey Island, in Island County, Washington, United States.It is the county seat of Island County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coupeville: Deception Pass State Park (in Oak Harbor), Freeland (Mutiny Bay Distillery & Freeland Park) and Meerkerk Gardens (in Greenbank). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park, brush up on your military savvy at Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum, enjoy the sea views from Admiralty Head Lighthouse, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lavender Wind Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Coupeville vacation planner.

Travel from Camano Island to Coupeville in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Camano Island in November since evenings lows in Coupeville dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Olga.

Things to do in Coupeville

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Fort Casey State Park ©
Fort Casey State Park
Admiralty Head Lighthouse ©
Admiralty Head Lighthouse
Fort Ebey State Park ©
Fort Ebey State Park

6
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Olga, Orcas Island

Olga ©
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. Step out of Olga to go to Eastsound and see Sucia Island State Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Moran State Park, learn about winemaking at Orcas Island Winery, get a taste of the local shopping with Orcas Island Artworks, and take a tour by water with Kruger Escapes.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Olga online day trip planner.

Travel from Coupeville to Olga in 3 hours. November in Olga sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:
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Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Orcas Island Pottery ©
Orcas Island Pottery
Island Hoppin' Brewery ©
Island Hoppin' Brewery

6
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lopez Island (Shark Reef Sanctuary & Chimera Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, see the interesting displays at San Juan Historical Society and Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Arctic Raven Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip app.

Travel from Olga to Friday Harbor in 1.5 hours. In December in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums · Wildlife · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 11:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor ©
Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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Astoria

Astoria ©

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Astoria: Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (Icefire Glassworks, Haystack Rock, &more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial, admire the sheer force of Young River Falls, take an in-depth tour of Seaside Museum & Historical Society, and appreciate the history behind Chief Comcomly Memorial.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Astoria road trip tool.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Astoria by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Astoria sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tillamook.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape), Oswald West State Park (in Cannon Beach) and Manzanita (Short Sands Beach, Manzanita Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park, get engrossed in the history at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, cruise along Three Capes Scenic Drive, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nevor Shellfish Farm.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tillamook itinerary builder app.

Drive from Astoria to Tillamook in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Astoria to Tillamook due to the time zone difference. In December in Tillamook, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Tillamook

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Nehalem Bay State Park ©
Nehalem Bay State Park
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Lincoln City (Siletz Bay Park, Lincoln City Glass Center, &more) and Yachats (Earthworks Gallery, Little Log Church, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, immerse yourself in nature at Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, appreciate the history behind Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary, and walk around Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Newport trip builder.

Getting from Tillamook to Newport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tillamook to Newport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Newport's Historic Bayfront ©
Newport's Historic Bayfront

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Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (in Charleston), Coos Bay (Shore Acres State Park, Coos History Museum, &more) and Bandon (Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with Sandland Adventures, take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Darlingtonia State Natural Site, and hike along Hobbit Trail.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Newport to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 1:
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing), Cima Collina (in Carmel Valley) and Santa Cruz (UCSC Arboretum, West Cliff Drive, &more). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, and walk around Dennis the Menace Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monterey online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Florence to Monterey in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in January, you will find days in Monterey are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 8:
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay Food Tours ©
Monterey Bay Food Tours

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Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©

Paso

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paso Robles: Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum (in San Luis Obispo), San Simeon (Hearst Castle, Piedras Blancas, &more) and Cambria (Stepladder Ranch & Creamery, Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, &more). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at J Dusi Winery, take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, and look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paso Robles trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Monterey to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 37°F in Paso Robles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 16:
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Stepladder Ranch & Creamery ©
Stepladder Ranch & Creamery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Lompoc (Sanford Winery & Vineyards & Clos Pepe Vineyards and Estate Wines), Solvang (Hans Christian Andersen Park, Flag Is Up Farms, &more) and Foxen Vineyard & Winery (in Santa Maria). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, learn about winemaking at Sunstone Winery, and get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paso Robles in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 43°F in Santa Barbara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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