13 days in Cannon Beach & California Itinerary

13 days in Cannon Beach & California Itinerary

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13 days in Cannon Beach & California Itinerary

Start: Abbotsford
Drive:  6​h
1
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  21​h 30​min
End: Abbotsford


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2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bruce's Candy Kitchen. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park and then stroll through Cannon Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach holiday planner.

Abbotsford, Canada to Cannon Beach is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Abbotsford, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online tour planner .

Getting from Cannon Beach to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Carmel on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by The Cheese Shop, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Carmel online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Panorama Trail and Glacier Point. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On your second day here, browse the different shops at The Grove, then get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Third Street Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Grove ©
The Grove

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 19th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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