19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Milan

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at The Whale Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Island Studios, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, explore the striking landscape at Cattle Point, and then get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Friday Harbor itinerary builder site .

Milan, Italy to Friday Harbor is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Friday Harbor is minus 9 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in August: high temperatures in Friday Harbor hover around 27°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On your second day here, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and finally identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Portland: highs are around 34°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Astoria-Megler Bridge and Oswald West State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannon Beach: Astoria (Astoria Column & Columbia River Maritime Museum), Tillamook Country Smoker (in Bay City) and Wheeler Marina (in Wheeler). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, stroll through Haystack Rock, and immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach road trip tool .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in August: high temperatures in Cannon Beach hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Oswald West State Park, Wheeler Marina, Tillamook Country Smoker
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Astoria-Megler Bridge ©
Astoria-Megler Bridge
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

1
night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, then admire the sheer force of Whitehorse Falls, and then step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Crater Lake National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in August: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island
Whitehorse Falls ©
Whitehorse Falls

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, and then steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and then get great views at Dante's View.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online journey planner .

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Death Valley National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

5
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sentinel Dome and Olmsted Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Yosemite National Park: Devils Postpile National Monument (in Mammoth Lakes), Food Tours (in San Francisco) and Mono Lake County Park (in Lee Vining). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Devils Postpile National Monument, Food Tours, Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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