22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  13​h 30​min
1
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 30​min
7
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Island Studios and then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Friday Harbor online tour itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Friday Harbor is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and snap pictures at Pohono Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Friday Harbor to Yosemite National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Friday Harbor in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then explore the activities along Monterey Bay. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monterey trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bixby Bridge, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arriveĀ 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.
On the 14th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and then stroll through Moonstone Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read San Simeon trip maker app .

Drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Monterey, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Cambria, Limekiln State Park
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 18th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and get curious at Exploratorium.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Crater Lake National Park and Rogue River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Crater Lake National Park: Salt Creek Falls (in Oakridge) and Umpqua National Forest (in Umpqua). There's still lots to do: hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Toketee Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Explore Cannon Beach's surroundings by going to Rockaway Beach (Rockaway Beach Wayside & Kelly's Brighton Marina). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Discover how to plan a Cannon Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Crater Lake National Park to Cannon Beach in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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 Multnomah Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Lava Canyon in Stevenson (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Adams Wilderness, stroll through Port Marina Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Punchbowl Falls, and trek along Starvation Creek Ridge Loop.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hood River itinerary 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. Traveling from Cannon Beach in June, expect nights in Hood River to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Adams Wilderness, Lava Canyon, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Starvation Creek Ridge Loop
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Punchbowl Falls ©
Punchbowl Falls

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