16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Port Angeles
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coos Bay
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 5 nights
Bus:  30​min
5
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Port Angeles

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks, then stop by 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 reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach travel itinerary planner .

Port Angeles to Cannon Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seaside
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Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Icefire Glassworks ©
Icefire Glassworks
Seaside Candyman ©
Seaside Candyman

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
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): shop like a local with Newport Farmer's Market, view the masterpieces at Oregon Coast Glassworks, brush up on your military savvy at Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center, then examine the collection at The Wax Works, and finally hike along Ocean to Bay Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at South Beach State Park, 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 see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Newport trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows 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
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South Beach State Park ©
South Beach State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Oregon Coast Glassworks ©
Oregon Coast Glassworks

1
day
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
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): stroll the grounds of Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Coos Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Steve Prefontaine Murals, then take an in-depth tour of Coos History Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Bastendorff Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coos Bay visit planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bastendorff Beach
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Coos Art Museum ©
Coos Art Museum
Bastendorff Beach ©
Bastendorff Beach
Coos History Museum ©
Coos History Museum

5
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. Shop till you drop at AiX and Wyland Gallery Carmel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carmel River State Beach and Pinnacles National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton), Mission San Juan Bautista (in San Juan Bautista) and Capitola Beach (in Capitola). There's still lots to do: stroll through Scenic Road Walkway, enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Ano Nuevo State Reserve, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coos Bay to Carmel. When traveling from Coos Bay in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Carmel, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Moss Landing, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Mission San Juan Bautista
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2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Coast Gallery Big Sur and Hawthorne Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Limekiln State Park and Sand Dollar Beach. The adventure continues: hike along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, stroll through Salmon Creek Falls Trail, snap pictures at Big Creek Bridge, and take some stellar pictures from Rocky Creek Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Big Sur holiday website .

Big Sur is just a short distance from Carmel. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sand Dollar Beach
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Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Salmon Creek Falls Trail ©
Salmon Creek Falls Trail
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lacamas Heritage Trail and Oxbow Regional Park. Head to Portland Farmers Market and Washington Squarefor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Angels Rest Trail (in Bridal Veil), Lacamas Park Trail (in Camas) and Cape Horn Lookout (in Stevenson). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Portland, examine the collection at Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, snap pictures at Tilikum Crossing, and get to know the fascinating history of Northwest (Nob Hill).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Portland online travel route builder .

You can fly from Big Sur to Portland in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Camas, Oxbow Regional Park, Angels Rest Trail, Cape Horn Lookout, Camassia Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Regional Park ©
Oxbow Regional Park
Northwest (Nob Hill) ©
Northwest (Nob Hill)
Camassia Natural Area ©
Camassia Natural Area

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