21 days in West Coast Itinerary

21 days in West Coast Itinerary

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21 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  8​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+4
Fly + foot + bus + train + bus:  8​h 45​min
7
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  25​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bodega Dunes and Castello di Amorosa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). It doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip app .

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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. On the 26th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and then cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Carmel tour planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, Pfeiffer State Beach, Monterey Bay
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
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 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, and then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon vacation builder website .

Drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Visiting Zabriskie Point and The Devil's Speedway will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Badwater Basin and Dante's View. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online vacation planner .

Drive from San Simeon to Death Valley National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in May since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite Falls and Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and trek along North Dome.

Find out how to plan Yosemite National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Island Studios, then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cattle Point, and finally explore the galleries of San Juan Islands Sculpture Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor driving holiday app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Friday Harbor. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Friday Harbor: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. Get outdoors at Haystack Rock and Rockaway Beach Wayside. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, kick back and relax at Short Sands Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Hug Point State Recreation Site.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach road trip website .

Getting from Friday Harbor to Cannon Beach by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In June in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manzanita, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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