10 days in West Coast Itinerary

10 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Fly
1
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Fly
2
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Las Vegas, Fly to New Orleans

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Cannon Beach — 1 night

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): view the masterpieces at White Bird Gallery and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Cannon Beach Gallery.

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New Orleans to Cannon Beach is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Cannon Beach due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for slightly colder days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 58°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Monterey.
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Monterey — 3 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carmel River State Beach and Asilomar State Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pfeiffer State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Monterey side-trips: Big Sur (McWay Falls & Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey online day trip planner.

Fly from Cannon Beach to Monterey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cambria.
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Side Trips

Cambria — 1 night

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Piedras Blancas, and finally kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cambria online travel planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in April: highs in Cambria hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Side Trip

Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Mariposa Grove, then identify plant and animal life at Crossroads Tours & Limo, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

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Getting from Cambria to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cambria in April: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F and lows are around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.
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Side Trip

Death Valley National Park — 2 nights

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally get great views at Dante's View.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 49°F at night. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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