60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

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60 days in West Coast Itinerary

Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Healdsburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
Mendocino
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Carmel
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Paso Robles
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  10​h
Walla Walla
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
Hood River
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
bus + tram + Fly:  10​h 45​min
Philadelphia

7
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Francisco Bay and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In April in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

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Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

7
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Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Amorosa and Gualala Point Regional Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville), BobDog Winery (in Cloverdale) and V. Sattui (in St. Helena). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Brassfield Estate Winery, play a few rounds at Northwood Golf Club, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bodega Head.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Healdsburg day trip planning site .

Getting from San Francisco to Healdsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 44°F in Healdsburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mendocino.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Geyserville, Hopland, Ukiah, Calistoga, V. Sattui
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Saracina Vineyards ©
Saracina Vineyards
Brassfield Estate Winery
Brassfield Estate Winery

6
days
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Visit Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA and Ford House Visitor Center & Museum for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Briceland Vineyards Winery and Navarro Vineyards & Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum (in Point Arena), Black Sands Beach (in Shelter Cove) and Philo (Toulouse Vineyards & Winery, Goldeneye Winery, & more). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Barra of Mendocino, admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, explore the landscape on two wheels at Noyo Headlands Park, and stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books.

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You can drive from Healdsburg to Mendocino in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Mendocino

Wineries Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Philo, Fort Bragg, Point Arena, Black Sands Beach, Briceland Vineyards Winery
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Briceland Vineyards Winery ©
Briceland Vineyards Winery
Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum

6
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. Get some historical perspective at Cannery Row and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos State Reserve and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove, & more) and Carmel Valley (Parsonage Winery Tasting Room & Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, tee off at Peter Hay Golf Course, and immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Carmel online trip maker .

Drive from Mendocino to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendocino in May, you will find days in Carmel are slightly colder (65°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

7
days
Paso Robles

Paso Robles
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moonstone Beach and San Marcos Creek Vineyards & Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paso Robles: Stolo Family Winery & Vineyards (in Cambria), San Simeon (Elephant Seal Rookery & Piedras Blancas) and Mission San Antonio de Padua (in Jolon). There's more to do: do a tasting at Still Waters Vineyards.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paso Robles itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Paso Robles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in May: highs in Paso Robles hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Templeton, San Simeon, Cambria, Mission San Antonio de Padua
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Mission San Antonio de Padua ©
Mission San Antonio de Padua
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Snowcreek Golf Course. Your inner history buff will appreciate Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Bodie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yosemite National Park: Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport), Indigeny Reserve (in Sonora) and Mammoth Lakes (Obsidian Dome & Sierra Star Golf Club). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, learn about winemaking at Chatom Vineyards Inc, and tee off at Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Paso Robles to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Paso Robles in May, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 65°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mammoth Lakes, Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course, Bodie State Historic Park, Chatom Vineyards Inc, Indigeny Reserve
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

7
days
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Valley Golf Course and Bergevin Lane Vineyards. Step out of Walla Walla with an excursion to Pendleton Round-up Rodeo in Pendleton--about 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Rulo Winery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Walla Walla trip app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Walla Walla by car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect Walla Walla to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Wineries Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Lowden, Blue Mountain Cider Company, Pendleton Round-up Rodeo
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Rulo Winery ©
Rulo Winery
Wine Valley Golf Course
Wine Valley Golf Course
Bella Fortuna Events and Tours
Bella Fortuna Events and Tours

6
days
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Popular historic sites such as Columbia Hills State Park and Pittock Mansion are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hood River: Portland Japanese Garden (in Portland), Jacob Williams Winery (in Wishram) and Maryhill Winery (in Goldendale). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at AniChe Cellars, play a few rounds at Indian Creek Golf Course, explore the activities along White Salmon River, and trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hood River day trip planner.

You can drive from Walla Walla to Hood River in 3 hours. When traveling from Walla Walla in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hood River: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Wishram, Portland, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Columbia Hills State Park, Sunshine Mill
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Columbia Hills State Park ©
Columbia Hills State Park
Pittock Mansion
Pittock Mansion

4
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Haystack Rock and Manzanita Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannon Beach: Grayland Beach State Park (in Grayland) and Grays Harbor Lighthouse (in Westport). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen, sample the fine beverages at Cannon Beach Distillery, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach online route planner .

Getting from Hood River to Cannon Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Seaside, Manzanita, Nehalem Bay Winery, Grayland Beach State Park, Grays Harbor Lighthouse
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Grays Harbor Lighthouse ©
Grays Harbor Lighthouse
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