60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

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60 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Calgary
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + tram + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
Bend
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Crater Lake National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Newport
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Cannon Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Portland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  8​h 45​min
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Carmel
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Calgary

5
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Zip San Juan and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Pelindaba Lavender Farm and Deception Pass State Park. Step out of Friday Harbor with an excursion to Moran State Park in Olga--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan Co Park, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, and take in the exciting artwork at Island Studios.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Friday Harbor vacation tool .

Calgary, Canada to Friday Harbor is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calgary to Friday Harbor. July in Friday Harbor sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Moran State Park, Deception Pass State Park, San Juan Co Park
Highlights from your plan
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
Moran State Park ©
Moran State Park
Pelindaba Lavender Farm ©
Pelindaba Lavender Farm

5
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Second Beach Trail and Rialto Beach. Family-friendly places like Ruby Beach and Quinault Big Spruce Tree will thrill your kids. When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Purple Haze Lavender Farm in Sequim, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, cruise along Hurricane Ridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Olympic Peninsula.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 11th (Wed), you're off toBend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Purple Haze Lavender Farm, Olympic Peninsula, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
Highlights from your plan
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

6
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lava River Cave and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get out of town with these interesting Bend side-trips: Sisters (McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop & Sahalie and Koosah Falls), Salt Creek Falls (in Oakridge) and Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond). There's lots more to do: get advice or help at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, take an in-depth tour of High Desert Museum, grab your bike and head to Deschutes River Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sparks Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bend day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Bend takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sisters, Salt Creek Falls, Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Sahalie and Koosah Falls ©
Sahalie and Koosah Falls
Sparks Lake ©
Sparks Lake

4
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Crater Lake National Park. There's more to do: hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail and head off the coast to Wizard Island.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Bend to Crater Lake National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Ashland
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Family-friendly places like Sandland Adventures and Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Sand Master Park and Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (in Reedsport) and Sweet Creek Falls (in Mapleton). There's lots more to do: hike along John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead, explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, take a memorable drive along Oregon Coast, and visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence journey planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Reedsport, Oregon Coast, Sweet Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sand Master Park ©
Sand Master Park
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

5
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area. Family-friendly places like Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area and Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Lincoln City (D River State Recreation Site, Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, & more) and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest (in Yachats). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Seal Rock State Wayside, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agate Beach State Park, look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport route planning tool .

You can drive from Florence to Newport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Newport, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lincoln City, Waldport, Depoe Bay, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Beverly Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Seal Rock State Wayside ©
Seal Rock State Wayside
Beverly Beach State Park ©
Beverly Beach State Park

5
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Hug Point State Park and Oswald West State Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manzanita Beach and Haystack Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannon Beach: Astoria (Astoria Column, Columbia River Maritime Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, stop by The Buzz on Broadway, and indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach road trip website .

You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Newport in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside, Astoria, Manzanita Beach, Wheeler Marina
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

4
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Little Zigzag Falls and Powell's City of Books will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Wildwood Recreation Site. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Hood River Lavender (in Hood River) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Oregon Zoo.

To find maps and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Little Zigzag Falls, Hood River Lavender, Wildwood Recreation Site, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Artists Palette and Darwin Falls. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range.

To plan Death Valley National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Portland to Death Valley National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in August, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 46°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Darwin Falls ©
Darwin Falls
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

6
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Manzanar National Historic Site and Kings Canyon National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of Western Film History (in Lone Pine), Eastern California Museum (in Independence) and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (in Bishop). There's still lots to do: hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. In August, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 42°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Independence, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest ©
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Panorama Trail and Olmsted Point. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Groveland to see Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, and hike along Wawona Meadow.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Yosemite National Park fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Tenaya Lake ©
Tenaya Lake

5
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kids will appreciate attractions like Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Partington Cove and McWay Falls. Go for a jaunt from Carmel to San Simeon to see Elephant Seal Rookery about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Point Lobos State Reserve, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel attractions planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Carmel to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Elephant Seal Rookery
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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