23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Port Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  7​h 15​min
3
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Bandon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Point Arena
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Morro Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: San Diego

1
night
Port Angeles

Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 25th (Sun), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Elwha Dam Removal Site, then take in the dramatic scenery at Madison Creek Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Marymere Falls.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Angeles online route planner .

Friday Harbor to Port Angeles is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Port Angeles are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Marymere Falls ©
Marymere Falls

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 26th (Mon): hike along Sol Duc Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River, and then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park journey maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Angeles to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Astoria.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Astoria online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Olympic National Park to Astoria takes 7.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Astoria can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for gifts at Made in Oregon, take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront, then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then immerse yourself in nature at Agate Beach State Recreation Site, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Newport online route planner .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Astoria in August: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

2
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Whiskey Run Beach, stop by Face Rock Creamery, then identify plant and animal life at West Coast Game Park Safari, then identify plant and animal life at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coquille Point.

You can plan Bandon trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Newport to Bandon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bandon can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Crescent City.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
West Coast Game Park Safari ©
West Coast Game Park Safari
Coquille Point ©
Coquille Point

1
night
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. On the 2nd (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Six Rivers National Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, then cruise along Pebble Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Castle Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company, enjoy the sea views from Battery Point Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Point St George Park, stroll through Stout Grove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Northcoast Marine Mammal Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Crescent City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bandon to Crescent City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Crescent City sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Enderts Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Northcoast Marine Mammal Center ©
Northcoast Marine Mammal Center

2
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. On the 4th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Big Lagoon County Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hammond Trail, and finally stroll through Hikshari Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Trinidad route maker .

You can drive from Crescent City to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. September in Trinidad sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hikshari Trail, Hammond Trail, Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, immerse yourself in nature at MacKerricher State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Pudding Creek Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Glass Beach, and finally stroll around Noyo Headlands Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Noyo Beach, admire the majestic nature at Jug Handle State Reserve, look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, then take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast, and finally explore the activities along Big River.

Plan my day in Fort Bragg using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Trinidad to Fort Bragg in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Trinidad in September, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are warmer, around 88°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Point Arena.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach

3
nights
Point Arena

Point Arena ©
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 8th (Sun), kick back and relax at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument, and finally stroll through Schooner Gulch State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Point Arena Pier, then try your luck at Garcia River Casino, and then look for all kinds of wild species at B Bryan Preserve.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Point Arena sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Point Arena takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Point Arena can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Point Arena

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve
Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and then grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz driving holiday planner .

Drive from Point Arena to Santa Cruz in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Point Arena, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Moss Landing, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Capitola Beach, Shark Fin Cove, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Capitola Beach ©
Capitola Beach

3
nights
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Heron and Cormorant Rookery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Morro Bay National Estuary, then stroll through Morro Strand State Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then see the interesting displays at Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Avila Main Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Morro Bay journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Morro Bay can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Avila Beach
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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