17 days in West Coast Itinerary

17 days in West Coast Itinerary

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17 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Naples
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  20​h 30​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Bend
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
4
Monterey
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  8​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  17​h 15​min
End: Naples

1
day
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 20th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cannon Beach using our trip planner.

Naples, Italy to Cannon Beach is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Naples to Cannon Beach, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Naples in April, with highs in Cannon Beach at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

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nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Columbia Hills State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Schreiner Farms, then learn about all things military at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Rowena Crest Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the sheer force of Starvation Creek State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hood River day trip planner .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Hood River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Hood River are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mosier, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Columbia Hills State Park, Schreiner Farms, Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Hills State Park ©
Columbia Hills State Park
Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

2
nights
Bend

Bend ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Deschutes River Trail, then trek along Shevlin Park, and then head outdoors with RiverStone Adventures. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then trek along Falls Creek Trail to Green Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Bend trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hood River to Bend takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Hood River in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Bend. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the activities along Monterey Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monterey visit site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Bend to Monterey in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, Monterey is a bit warmer than Bend - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light Station. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip planning website .

Getting from Monterey to San Simeon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Monterey, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

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night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then trek along Gower Gulch Loop, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, and then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park holiday planning app .

You can drive from San Simeon to Death Valley National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Simeon in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at North Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Twin Peaks and Filbert Steps will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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