17 days in West Coast Itinerary

17 days in West Coast Itinerary

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17 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lincoln City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Bandon
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Explore hidden gems such as Manzanita Beach and Seaside Inverted Experience. Columbia River Maritime Museum and Icefire Glassworks will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape), Cloud and Leaf Bookstore (in Manzanita) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Ecola State Park, & more). It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria online travel route planner .

Maspalomas, Spain to Astoria is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Maspalomas to Astoria is minus 8 hours. In June, Astoria is slightly colder than Maspalomas - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Seaside Inverted Experience, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Icefire Glassworks ©
Icefire Glassworks
Hug Point State Recreation Site ©
Hug Point State Recreation Site

2
nights
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): shop like a local with Mossy Creek Pottery, shop like a local with Alderhouse Glass Blowers, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then shop like a local with Freed Gallery, and finally shop like a local with Lincoln City Glass Center. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at The Edge Art Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then get a taste of the local shopping with Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lincoln City trip planner .

You can drive from Astoria to Lincoln City in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Astoria in June: highs in Lincoln City hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

The Edge Art Gallery, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Mossy Creek Pottery ©
Mossy Creek Pottery
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area ©
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Relax by the water at Ophir Beach and Bandon State Park. Head to Face Rock Creamery and Washed Ashore - Gallery & Workshopfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Bandon side-trips: Port Orford (Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Hawthorne Gallery, & more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, get engrossed in the history at Bandon Historical Society Museum, view the masterpieces at Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coquille Point.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bandon vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Lincoln City to Bandon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Port Orford, Ophir Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park
Cape Blanco State Park ©
Cape Blanco State Park

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Shop till you drop at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books and Ananse Village. Visiting Van Damme State Park and Mendocino Coast will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Mendocino Headlands State Park, shop like a local with Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Russian Gulch State Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fort Bragg trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bandon to Fort Bragg by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Bandon, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Russian Gulch State Park ©
Russian Gulch State Park
Mendocino Headlands State Park ©
Mendocino Headlands State Park
Van Damme State Park ©
Van Damme State Park

3
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.
Get outdoors at Olmsted Point and Glacier Point. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodie State Historic Park and Mono Lake County Park. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, get great views at Tunnel View, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

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

Traveling by combination of bus, train, flight, and car from Fort Bragg to Yosemite National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Bragg in June; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 30°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park

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