22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Lincoln City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
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Bus to Portland Union Station, Train to S Jackson St & 5th Ave S, Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Seattle Clipper Terminal, Fly to Bergen

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning website.

Bergen, Norway to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Bergen to San Francisco. When traveling from Bergen in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Mono Lake County Park in Lee Vining, approximately Lee Vining away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey website.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Visiting Giant Forest and Moro Rock Trail will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate General Sherman Tree and Manzanar National Historic Site. When in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery in Independence, approximately Independence away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 43°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Bend

— 2 nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Deschutes River. Step out of the city life by going to Deschutes National Forest and Shevlin Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum, stroll around Drake Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Sparks Lake, and grab your bike and head to Trail to Benham Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend trip planner.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Bend in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect Bend to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Lincoln City

— 3 nights
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Head to Newport Farmer's Market and Ainslee's Salt Water Taffyfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln City side-trips: Mike Miller Park (in South Beach) and Newport (Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area & Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, admire the majestic nature at Gleneden Beach State Park, and step off the mainland to explore Proposal Rock.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lincoln City trip builder.

Getting from Bend to Lincoln City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in July, you will find days in Lincoln City are colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 3 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Visit Haystack Rock and Rockaway Beach Wayside for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Cannon Beach and Hug Point State Recreation Site. When in Cannon Beach, make a side trip to see Bayocean Peninsula County Park in Tillamook, approximately Tillamook away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach, view the masterpieces at Cannon Beach Gallery, look for gifts at Cloud and Leaf Bookstore, and immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach day trip app.

You can drive from Lincoln City to Cannon Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Lincoln City in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
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 21st (Sun): head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at WaterWorks Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, then relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and finally head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Friday Harbor trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Friday Harbor by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cannon Beach in July since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature