26 days in West Coast Itinerary

26 days in West Coast Itinerary

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26 days in West Coast Itinerary

Sydney
Fly + tram + bus:  23​h 30​min
Cannon Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Newport
— 5 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  12​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Big Sur
— 3 nights
bus + shuttle + Fly:  21​h 30​min
Sydney

4
days
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Manzanita Beach and Bruce's Candy Kitchen. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cannon Beach and Astoria Column. Get out of town with these interesting Cannon Beach side-trips: Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum & Fort Clatsop National Memorial). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, have fun at Fascination, get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Cannon Beach is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Cannon Beach. Traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cannon Beach, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside, Manzanita Beach
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

5
days
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Seal Rock State Wayside. Step off the beaten path and head to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery (in Lincoln City), Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats) and Sandland Adventures (in Florence). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, stop by The Chocolate Frog, hike along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and kick back and relax at Agate Beach State Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Newport trip maker website .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Newport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, expect Newport to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, The Chocolate Frog
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Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Seal Rock State Wayside ©
Seal Rock State Wayside

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lembert Dome and Panorama Trail. Get some historical perspective at Bodie and Bodie State Historic Park. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Newport to Yosemite National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Newport in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Bodie
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

4
days
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Visiting Manzanar National Historic Site and Moro Rock will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Western Film History and Roaring River Falls. Go for a jaunt from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Dunlap to see Project Survival's Cat Haven about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 15°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manzanar National Historic Site, Project Survival's Cat Haven, Museum of Western Film History
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

3
days
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Big Sur: Elephant Seal Rookery (in San Simeon) and Point Lobos State Reserve (in Carmel). It doesn't end there: stroll through Partington Cove and admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur holiday planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Big Sur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Big Sur to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are much colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Elephant Seal Rookery
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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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