8 days in West Coast Itinerary

8 days in West Coast Itinerary

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8 days in West Coast Itinerary

San Francisco
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Underwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 45​min
San Francisco

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along May Lake Trailhead, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and get great views at Tunnel View.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route planner.

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Underwood.

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead

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Underwood

Underwood ©
Underwood is an unincorporated community in Skamania County, Washington, United States. To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Underwood trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Underwood. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, Underwood is much warmer at night with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

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Hood River, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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3
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maritime Memorial and Cannon Beach Distillery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum & Astoria Column). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, stroll through Haystack Rock, and admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Underwood to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. When traveling from Underwood in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 49°F by day to 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

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Astoria
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Maritime Memorial ©
Maritime Memorial
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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