14 days in California & Oregon Itinerary

14 days in California & Oregon Itinerary

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14 days in California & Oregon Itinerary

Start: Kiev
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  9​h
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  18​h
End: Kiev

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabrillo Beach.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Kiev, Ukraine to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Kiev to Los Angeles. Traveling from Kiev in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and then contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then kick back and relax at Black's Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You'll set off for Cannon Beach on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Tue), stroll through Cannon Beach, indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Cannon Beach in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in May, things will get slightly colder in Cannon Beach: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seaside Candyman
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Seaside Candyman ©
Seaside Candyman

2
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then stop by The Cheese Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Carmel takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Twin Peaks, take a stroll through SoMa, and then shop like a local with Union Square.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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