16 days in West Coast Itinerary

16 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
4
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
6
Monterey
— 1 night
7
San Simeon
— 1 night
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Cannon Beach, kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, thenadmire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach route planner.

New York City to Cannon Beach is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Cannon Beach is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Cannon Beach reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): shop like a local with Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, thenexplore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Alki Beach, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, thenget interesting insight from Tours, thenlook for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
On the 7th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Friday Harbor travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

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nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hike along Ozette Loop Hike, thentrek along Second Beach Trail, and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, stroll through Ruby Beach, and then stroll through Rialto Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 7 hours. In July in Olympic National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

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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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Sentinel Dome. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, thenkick back and relax at Point Lobos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach.

Plan a Monterey trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in Monterey are little chillier (°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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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 15th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Simeon trip planning site.

You can drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in July: highs in San Simeon hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, thencontemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, thenstep aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally visit Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, thenexamine the collection at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, thenexplore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, and finally get engrossed in the history at GLBT Historical Society Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco attractions planner.

Getting from San Simeon to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in July, plan for cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

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