20 days in California, Washington State & Oregon Coast Itinerary

20 days in California, Washington State & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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20 days in California, Washington State & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Hailey
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+6
Taxi + Bus + Subway + Fly + Tram + Bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
5
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Winthrop
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: Hailey

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Get outdoors at Monterey Bay and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos and kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monterey online trip itinerary maker .

Hailey to Monterey is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hailey to Monterey. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hailey in May since evenings lows in Monterey dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): hike along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, and then steep yourself in history at The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Simeon sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Monterey in May, plan for a bit warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cambria, Pacific Valley Bluff Trail
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station
The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel ©
The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel

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nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Take a break from the city and head to Manzanar National Historic Site and Kings Canyon National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Western Film History and General Sherman Tree. There's more to do: stroll through Moro Rock and delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour builder .

Getting from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Simeon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Western Film History, Manzanar National Historic Site
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Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodie State Historic Park and Mono Lake County Park. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center and Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and get great views at Tunnel View.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 79°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mono Lake County Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park

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nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Whale Museum and Island Studios. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park and Arctic Raven Gallery. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, admire the masterpieces at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, and take in the history at American Camp.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Friday Harbor online trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Friday Harbor. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in Friday Harbor hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Winthrop.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park ©
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

1
night
Winthrop

Winthrop ©
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): trek along Falls Creek Falls Trail Head, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Winthrop Twin Lakes Loop, then take an in-depth tour of Shafer Historical Museum, and finally stop by Shotgun Nellie’s. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Confluence Gallery, see the interesting displays at North Cascade Smokejumper Base, and then admire the verdant scenery at Methow Valley.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Winthrop trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Winthrop in 7 hours. Traveling from Friday Harbor in June, expect nights in Winthrop to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Winthrop

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Confluence Gallery
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Shafer Historical Museum ©
Shafer Historical Museum
Methow Valley ©
Methow Valley
Confluence Gallery ©
Confluence Gallery

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nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Let the collections at Flavel House Museum and Seaside Inverted Experience capture your imagination. Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Ecola State Park, & more) and Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia and pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Astoria planning tool .

You can drive from Winthrop to Astoria in 7 hours. Traveling from Winthrop in June, you will find days in Astoria are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Lightship Columbia ©
Lightship Columbia

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