16 days in West Coast Itinerary

16 days in West Coast Itinerary

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16 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Underwood
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  15​h
End: New York City

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

1
night
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. On the 12th (Tue), cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and El Capitan. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Wawona Meadow, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 78°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Underwood.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

1
night
Underwood

Underwood ©
To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Underwood trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Underwood with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in Underwood hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 58°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Underwood

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 19th (Tue), stop by Bruce's Candy Kitchen, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then savor the flavors at Seaside Candyman, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach tour planner.

Traveling by car from Underwood to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Traveling from Underwood in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cannon Beach, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Candyman
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Friday Harbor driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Cannon Beach to Friday Harbor takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, plan for little chillier nights in Friday Harbor, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Spencer Spit State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spencer Spit State Park ©
Spencer Spit State Park

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