19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Gdansk
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  20​h 15​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + bus:  9​h
2
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Gdansk

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Visiting Ecola State Park and Manzanita Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Cannon Beach and Rockaway Beach Wayside. Take a break from Cannon Beach with a short trip to Bayocean Peninsula County Park in Tillamook, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, sample the fine beverages at Cannon Beach Distillery, and kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site.

Before you visit Cannon Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Gdansk, Poland to Cannon Beach is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Gdansk to Cannon Beach, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gdansk in September, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manzanita, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Bayocean Peninsula County Park, Hug Point State Recreation Site
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Take a break from the city and head to Noyo Headlands Park and Mendocino Coast. Relax by the water at Seaside Beach and Pudding Creek Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Bragg: Philo (Handley Cellars Winery & Lula Cellars). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Van Damme State Park, look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendocino Headlands State Park, and contemplate the long history of Ford House Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Fort Bragg takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mendocino, Philo
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Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Van Damme State Park ©
Van Damme State Park

2
nights
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. We've included these beaches for you: Carmel River State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Monterey Bay and McWay Falls. Spend the 15th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Point Lobos and kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Fort Bragg to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in September: highs in Carmel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bodie State Historic Park and Tunnel View. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, see a world frozen in time at Bodie, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip maker .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Carmel in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui Winery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bodega Dunes and Marshall’s Beach. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 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 September, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui Winery
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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