12 days in Continental USA Itinerary

12 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey builder

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. There's still lots to do: hike along Lands End, stop by Fog City News, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online visit planner.

Houston to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to San Francisco. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Houston in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 11th (Tue), cruise along 17-Mile Drive and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. August in Monterey sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through California Coastal Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park travel planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Monterey to Redwood National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Monterey in August; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 64°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 14th (Fri), look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then shop like a local with Newport Farmer's Market, and finally hike along Ocean to Bay Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Smelt Sands State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Seal Rock State Wayside.

Discover how to plan a Newport trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Newport takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Newport, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Bronze Coast Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then hike along Cedar Wetlands Preserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Short Sands Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach journey planning app.

You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in August, you will find days in Cannon Beach are a bit warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Hood River

— 1 night
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 18th (Tue), get outside with Big Winds.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in August: highs in Hood River hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hood River

Outdoors
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Oregon Coast travel guide

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State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.