21 days in West Coast Itinerary

21 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast itinerary planner

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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hood River
— 4 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 4 nights
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Cannon Beach

— 3 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hug Point State Recreation Site and Short Sands Beach. Get outdoors at Kilchis Point Reserve and Rockaway Beach Wayside. Explore Cannon Beach's surroundings by going to Tillamook (Bayocean Peninsula County Park & Tillamook County Pioneer Museum). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Neahkahnie Mountain, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cannon Beach Distillery, and stop by DragonFire Gallery.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach tour itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Cannon Beach is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in Cannon Beach reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hood River

— 4 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Visiting Rowena Crest Viewpoint and Beacon Rock will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Columbia Hills State Park and Snow Lake Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hood River: Christine Falls Viewpoint (in Mount Rainier National Park), Lower Punchbowl Falls (in Cascade Locks) and Cottonwood Canyon State Park (in Wasco). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Sunshine Mill Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and experience rural life at The Gorge White House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hood River route planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Hood River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, take in the dramatic scenery at National Creek Falls, then hike along Annie Creek Canyon, and finally hike along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park - Steel Visitor's Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Hood River to Crater Lake National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Hood River in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sentinel Dome and Panorama Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Taft Point. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, trek along Four Mile Trail, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 30°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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. Explore hidden gems such as Pinnacles National Park and Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Get outdoors at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and Pebble Beach Golf Links. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, and identify plant and animal life at Bird Rock Vista Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel attractions planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Carmel, with highs around 23°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

San Simeon

— 4 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Pacific Valley Bluff Trail and Jade Cove. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piedras Blancas Light Station and The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to New Camaldoli Hermitage (in Big Sur) and Jack Creek Farms (in Templeton). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, do a tasting at Moonstone Cellars, stroll the grounds of Cambria Cemetery, and trek along Bluff Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in June: highs in San Simeon hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips