22 days in San Francisco, Oregon & Los Angeles Itinerary

22 days in San Francisco, Oregon & Los Angeles Itinerary

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22 days in San Francisco, Oregon & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Bend
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Madrid

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 14th (Wed), contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Madrid, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Madrid to San Francisco. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madrid in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 17th (Sat), kick back and relax at Heceta Beach, identify plant and animal life at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, and then try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures. On the next day, cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, and finally hike along Hobbit Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get little chillier in Florence: highs are around 23°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
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Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area ©
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): engage your brain at Hatfield Marine Science Center, admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, then get engrossed in the history at Prehistoric, then immerse yourself in nature at Cascade Head Trail, and finally head off the coast to Proposal Rock.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Newport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Head Trail, Proposal Rock, Prehistoric, Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
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Hatfield Marine Science Center ©
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Icefire Glassworks, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Newport in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Ramona Falls Trail. Visiting Starvation Creek Ridge Loop and Multnomah Falls will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hood River: Kiyokawa Family Orchards (in Parkdale), Wildwood Recreation Site (in Welches) and Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp). The adventure continues: trek along Starvation Creek State Park and experience rural life at Smiley's Red Barn.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hood River sightseeing planning site .

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. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, expect nights in Hood River to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Multnomah Falls, Kiyokawa Family Orchards, Ramona Falls Trail, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop ©
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop

3
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like High Desert Museum and Fort Rock State Natural Area. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Lava River Cave make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, get engrossed in the history at Des Chutes Historical Museum, explore the striking landscape of Deschutes National Forest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shevlin Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bend trip tool .

You can drive from Hood River to Bend in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bend when traveling from Hood River in August, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Fort Rock State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©

3
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crater Lake National Park and Toketee Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Cleetwood Cove Trail and Wizard Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Crater Lake National Park: National Creek Falls (in Prospect) and Umpqua National Forest (in Umpqua). There's more to do: cruise along Rim Dr and look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Bend to Crater Lake National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bend in August; daily highs in Crater Lake National Park reach 39°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Prospect, Umpqua National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Crater Lake National Park to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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