22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Hood River
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  5​h 45​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  8​h 15​min
5
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Warsaw

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, stroll through Cannon Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): get into the urban bustle at Seaside Civic & Convention Center and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip planner .

Warsaw, Poland to Cannon Beach is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Warsaw to Cannon Beach, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria Column, Seaside Civic & Convention Center
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at White Salmon River, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Lavender Valley, trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hood River day trip planner .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Hood River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Hood River sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

3
nights
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.
On the 13th (Thu), head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Cattle Point.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Hood River to Friday Harbor in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Hood River in September, expect Friday Harbor to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Lopez Island
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shark Reef Sanctuary ©
Shark Reef Sanctuary
Spencer Spit State Park ©
Spencer Spit State Park

2
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. September in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll set off for Carmel on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

3
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, hike along Point Lobos State Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Seventeen Mile Drive, then explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Carmel fast, fun, and easy.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Carmel in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Carmel, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pfeiffer State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Simeon online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Carmel in September, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie. There's still lots to do: get great views at Tunnel View, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park attractions planning app .

Getting from San Simeon to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Simeon in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get in touch with nature at Muir Woods National Monument and China Beach. Step out of San Francisco to go to Bolinas and see Bolinas Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Haight Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Isabel, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bolinas Beach, Point Isabel, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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