12 days in West Coast Itinerary

12 days in West Coast Itinerary

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12 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  6​h
1
Carmel
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + foot + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
2
Bandon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Lincoln City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 day
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  5​h 45​min
6
Leavenworth
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Walla Walla
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Denver

1
night
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. On the 10th (Mon), shop like a local with Gallery by the Sea Carmel and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden, then view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Carmel online journey planner .

Denver to Carmel is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Carmel is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bandon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Monterey Bay
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

1
night
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. On the 12th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Blanco Lighthouse, then take in the exciting artwork at Hawthorne Gallery, then examine the collection at Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bandon State Park. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Coquille Point, shop like a local with Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, take an in-depth tour of Bandon Historical Society Museum, then shop like a local with Second Street Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshop, and finally stop by Face Rock Creamery.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bandon online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Carmel to Bandon takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Bandon are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Bandon

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Orford
Highlights from your plan
Hawthorne Gallery ©
Hawthorne Gallery
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Face Rock Creamery ©
Face Rock Creamery

2
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): view the masterpieces at The Edge Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then view the masterpieces at Lincoln City Glass Center, and finally look for gifts at Robert's Bookshop. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Prehistoric, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Little Antique Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Mossy Creek Pottery, then take in the exciting artwork at Alderhouse Glass Blowers, then view the masterpieces at Freed Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Taft Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lincoln City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bandon to Lincoln City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Lincoln City, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, The Edge Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Prehistoric ©
Prehistoric
Mossy Creek Pottery ©
Mossy Creek Pottery

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Icefire Glassworks, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Tillamook Country Smoker, then revel in the low prices at The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet, then browse for treasures at Wheeler Station Antiques, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hug Point State Recreation Site.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Lincoln City to Cannon Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wheeler Station Antiques, Hug Point State Recreation Site, The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet, Tillamook Country Smoker
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Wheeler Station Antiques ©
Wheeler Station Antiques
Tillamook Country Smoker ©
Tillamook Country Smoker

1
day
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 18th (Tue): stop by Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor, get a taste of the local shopping with Island Studios, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Friday Harbor travel route site .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Cannon Beach to Friday Harbor takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Island Studios ©
Island Studios
Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor ©
Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor

1
night
Leavenworth

Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. On the 19th (Wed), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Apple Annie's Antique Gallery, then stop by Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen & Country Store, then steep yourself in history at Chelan County Museum and Pioneer Village, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Pybus Public Market. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then hike along Icicle Ridge Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Leavenworth visit planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Leavenworth takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Friday Harbor in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Leavenworth: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Walla Walla.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Cashmere, Pybus Public Market
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Pybus Public Market ©
Pybus Public Market
Apple Annie's Antique Gallery ©
Apple Annie's Antique Gallery

1
night
Walla Walla

Walla Walla ©
Walla Walla is the largest city in and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. On the 21st (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Walla Walla Valley Farmers Market, do a tasting at Kontos Cellars, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center, then stop by D'Olivo Tasting Bar, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Church.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Walla Walla route planner.

Getting from Leavenworth to Walla Walla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Leavenworth in June; daily highs in Walla Walla reach 83°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Walla Walla

Shopping Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
St. Patrick Church ©
St. Patrick Church
Kontos Cellars ©
Kontos Cellars

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