17 days in West Coast Itinerary

17 days in West Coast Itinerary

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17 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Lincoln City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Leavenworth
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Cape Blanco Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Cape Blanco State Park, then examine the collection at Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshop, and finally view the masterpieces at Second Street Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bandon online travel planner .

Houston to Bandon is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Bandon is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Houston in July: high temperatures in Bandon hover around 67°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trip

Port Orford
Highlights from your plan
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort ©
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Cape Blanco State Park ©
Cape Blanco State Park

2
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Gleneden Beach State Park, then stroll through Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. On the next day, stop by Christmas Cottage, get a taste of the local shopping with Alderhouse Glass Blowers, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally view the masterpieces at Lincoln City Glass Center.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lincoln City trip itinerary website .

Drive from Bandon to Lincoln City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Lincoln City can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Depoe Bay, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Gleneden Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Lincoln City Glass Center ©
Lincoln City Glass Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get outdoors at Manzanita Beach and Hug Point State Park. Relax by the water at Rockaway Beach Wayside and Hug Point State Recreation Site. Step out of Cannon Beach with an excursion to Bayocean Peninsula County Park in Tillamook--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Cloud and Leaf Bookstore, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and stroll through Cannon Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Lincoln City to Cannon Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln City in July, you will find days in Cannon Beach are somewhat warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manzanita, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Bayocean Peninsula County Park, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Hug Point State Recreation Site ©
Hug Point State Recreation Site

1
night
Leavenworth

Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): hike along Icicle Ridge Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Enchantment Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Pybus Public Market, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Apple Annie's Antique Gallery, then stop by Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen & Country Store, and finally do a tasting at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Leavenworth online route maker .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Leavenworth by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Leavenworth: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Outdoors Trails Shopping

Side Trips

Cashmere, Pybus Public Market
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Pybus Public Market ©
Pybus Public Market
Apple Annie's Antique Gallery ©
Apple Annie's Antique Gallery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, then view the masterpieces at Island Studios, then look for gifts at Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor, and finally head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Friday Harbor trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Leavenworth to Friday Harbor in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Leavenworth in July, with highs in Friday Harbor at 74°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tioga Rd and Glacier Point. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bodie and Bodie State Historic Park. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: make a trip to Olmsted Point, get great views at Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Friday Harbor to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Friday Harbor in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. On the 28th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tioga Rd, Bodie State Historic Park, Bodie
Highlights from your plan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Bodie ©
Bodie
Tioga Rd
Tioga Rd

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