19 days in West Coast & New York City Itinerary

19 days in West Coast & New York City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Redmond, Bus to Chemult Amtrak, Taxi to Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Fly to Seattle, Tram to 3rd Ave & Pine St, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 day
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 day
Drive
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Carmel
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Crater Lake National Park

— 2 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 15th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park sightseeing planner.

Denver to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Crater Lake National Park is minus 1 hour. In September in Crater Lake National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, shop like a local with Bronze Coast Gallery, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Cannon Beach in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, you will find days in Cannon Beach are little chillier (69°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 day
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 20th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor route planner.

You can do a combination of flight, tram, and ferry from Cannon Beach to Friday Harbor in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Food Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Bodega to see Bodega Dunes about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Friday Harbor to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Friday Harbor in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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 Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite, Tunnel View and Four Mile Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, hike along Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Simeon

— 1 day
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 27th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: high temperatures in San Simeon hover around 90°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Carmel

— 3 nights
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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pfeiffer State Beach and Breakwater. Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Lobos and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. There's more to do: stroll through Carmel River State Beach and kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Carmel road trip site.

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Getting from Carmel to New York City by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Carmel to New York City is 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in New York City are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods