15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 25th (Sat), stop by Bruce's Candy Kitchen, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then sample the fine beverages at Cannon Beach Distillery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Tillamook Rock Light, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

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Los Angeles to Cannon Beach is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Cannon Beach to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Get in touch with nature at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Vernal Fall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite Falls and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Glacier Point, Washburn Point, &more).

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes day trip site.

Fly from Cannon Beach to Mammoth Lakes in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cannon Beach in April since evenings lows in Mammoth Lakes dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Dante's View and then cruise along Artists Dr.

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You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in April, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be warmer, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr
Artists Dr

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon travel route planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for little chillier nights in San Simeon, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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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 3rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, then take in the views from Bixby Bridge, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

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Drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in May, you will find days in Carmel are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Lands End. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to VJB Cellars in Kenwood, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars

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