15 days in West Coast Itinerary

15 days in West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  22​h 45​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Hood River
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Tram + Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
San Simeon
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cannon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach itinerary builder website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cannon Beach is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Cannon Beach is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Tel Aviv in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 20°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manzanita Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Point County Park, and then stroll through Port Marina Park. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Punchbowl Falls, and then get outside with Big Winds.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hood River trip builder .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Hood River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Punchbowl Falls ©
Punchbowl Falls
Panorama Point County Park ©
Panorama Point County Park

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wildrose Peak Trail and Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Echo Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, cruise along Artists Dr, and steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hood River to Death Valley National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer than Hood River - with highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, then enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light Station Fresnel Lens, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for slightly colder nights in San Simeon, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Piedras Blancas Light House Lens
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Piedras Blancas Light House Lens ©
Piedras Blancas Light House Lens

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 16th (Wed), take in the views from Bixby Bridge, stroll through Point Lobos, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monterey day trip app .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Bixby Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olmsted Point and Sonora Pass. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Food Tours in San Francisco, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: get your bearings at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and get great views at Tunnel View.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Yosemite National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Monterey in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Sonora Pass, Food Tours
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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