16 days in West Coast Itinerary

16 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Bend
— 1 night
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Bend — 1 night

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Deschutes National Forest and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Oregon Observatory and then explore the activities along Deschutes River.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Bend online travel route planner.

San Antonio to Bend is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Bend is minus 2 hours. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bend: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 2 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Bend to Cannon Beach by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bend in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 1 night

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. On the 25th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Strawberry Hill Wayside and then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planning website.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Florence in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.
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Redwood National Park — 1 night

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 26th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Redwood National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): examine the collection at Exploratorium, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then make a trip to Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Redwood National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. On the 30th (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, hike along Lembert Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney District make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Los Angeles is much warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Oregon travel guide

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Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.
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Oregon Coast travel guide

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State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.
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