16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Coos Bay
— 1 day
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Drive to Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Carmel
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Carmel
— 5 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): shop like a local with Icefire Glassworks, then look for gifts at Seaside Candyman, then kick back and relax at Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area, and finally admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach day trip tool.

Port Angeles to Cannon Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In March, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Newport Farmer's Market, pick up some new knowledge with Oregon Coast Glassworks, learn about all things military at Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center, then examine the collection at The Wax Works, and finally stroll through Ocean to Bay Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at South Beach State Park, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Undersea Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport travel planner.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Coos Bay

— 1 day
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Coos Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Steve Prefontaine Murals, then take an in-depth tour of Coos History Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bastendorff Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coos Bay day trip planning website.

You can drive from Newport to Coos Bay in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Coos Bay can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Carmel

— 5 nights
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carmel River State Beach and Lovers Point. Visiting Asilomar State Beach and Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail will get you outdoors. Explore Carmel's surroundings by going to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton), Capitola Beach (in Capitola) and Mission San Juan Bautista (in San Juan Bautista). There's lots more to do: trek along Scenic Road Walkway, identify plant and animal life at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, view the masterpieces at Wyland Gallery Carmel, and explore the striking landscape of Pinnacles National Park.

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Explore your travel options from Coos Bay to Carmel with the Route module. When traveling from Coos Bay in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur

— 2 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hawthorne Gallery and Coast Gallery Big Sur. Get outdoors at Limekiln State Park and Sand Dollar Beach. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, take in the views from Big Creek Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Rocky Creek Bridge, and hike along Salmon Creek Falls Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Big Sur vacation planner.

Drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Movie Madness Video and More and Northwest (Nob Hill). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Washington Square and iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Portland. Venture out of the city with trips to Oxbow Regional Park (in Gresham), Angels Rest Trail (in Bridal Veil) and Cape Horn Lookout (in Stevenson). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Lacamas Heritage Trail, take some stellar pictures from Benson Bridge, pick up some local products at Portland Farmers Market, and take in the views from Tilikum Crossing.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland travel planner.

You can fly from Big Sur to Portland in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Portland are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.