22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  9​h
3
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Paso Robles
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Philo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Berlin

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and AniChe Cellars. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hood River: Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery (in Wishram) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's lots more to do: stroll through Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, do a tasting at Sunshine Mill Winery, and explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Hood River is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Hood River can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery, Multnomah Falls, Sunshine Mill Winery, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, AniChe Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery ©
Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery
AniChe Cellars ©
AniChe Cellars

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Manzanita Beach and Manzanita Golf Course. When in Cannon Beach, make a side trip to see Astoria Column in Astoria, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen, and immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach travel planner.

Getting from Hood River to Cannon Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manzanita, Astoria Column, Beach Books
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Manzanita Golf Course ©
Manzanita Golf Course
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pfeiffer State Beach and McWay Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carmel: Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park & Partington Cove). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Carmel by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Carmel, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey Bay
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

4
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adelaida Cellars and Proulx Wines. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paso Robles: Elephant Seal Rookery (in San Simeon), Moonstone Beach (in Cambria) and Morro Rock (in Morro Bay). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at San Marcos Creek Vineyard.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paso Robles attractions site .

You can drive from Carmel to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paso Robles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Templeton, Friends of the Elephant Seal, Moonstone Beach, Morro Rock
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Venteux Vineyards ©
Venteux Vineyards

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through May Lake Trailhead, get great views at Tunnel View, hike along Wawona Meadow, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

Drive from Paso Robles to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paso Robles in May; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 21°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Philo.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Step off the beaten path and head to Gualala Point Regional Park and Black Sands Beach. Explore Philo's surroundings by going to Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Briceland Vineyards (in Redway). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Navarro Vineyards.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Philo road trip planning site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Philo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with highs in Philo at 29°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philo

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gualala Point Regional Park, Castello di Amorosa, Briceland Vineyards, Black Sands Beach
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Black Sands Beach ©
Black Sands Beach
Briceland Vineyards ©
Briceland Vineyards

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