24 days in New Jersey, San Diego & Oregon Itinerary

24 days in New Jersey, San Diego & Oregon Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cape May
— 2 nights
2
San Diego
— 7 nights
3
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
4
Bend
— 3 nights
5
Newport
— 3 nights
6
Astoria
— 4 nights

2
nights
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 5th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center of Cape May and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, steep yourself in history at Emlen Physick Estate, thensee the interesting displays at Cape May Fire Department Museum, and finally look for gifts at West End Garage.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape May trip itinerary tool.

Newark to Cape May is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, tram, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Emlen Physick Estate ©
Emlen Physick Estate
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Moonlight State Beach. Let the collections at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad), Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar) and Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, stroll through Coronado Beach, stroll around La Jolla Cove, and look for all kinds of wild species at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Cape May to San Diego in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train. Traveling from Cape May to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape May in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Del Mar City Beach, Coronado Beach, Moonlight State Beach, Handcrafted
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Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Thu), trek along Garfield Peak, hike along Watchman Peak, and then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park travel route builder tool.

You can fly from San Diego to Crater Lake National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are little chillier (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak

3
nights
Bend

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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Shevlin Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Deschutes National Forest and Deschutes River Trail. Take a break from Bend with a short trip to City of Sisters in Sisters, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Oregon Badlands Wilderness Trails, sample the tasty concoctions at Deschutes Brewery, head outdoors with RiverStone Adventures, and stroll around Drake Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bend trip builder.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, expect Bend to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

City of Sisters
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Deschutes National  Forest
Deschutes National Forest
Shevlin Park ©
Shevlin Park

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Inscapes Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Ocean to Bay Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats (Yachats State Park & Smelt Sands State Park). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, browse the fresh offerings at Newport Farmer's Market, take in the waterfront at Newport Bay Fishing Pier, and see the interesting displays at The Wax Works.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bend to Newport by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Bend, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Newport, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Yachats
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Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Newport's Historic Bayfront ©
Newport's Historic Bayfront

4
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Flavel House Museum and Columbia River Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Heritage Museum and Seaside Inverted Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock), Spas (in Manzanita) and Seaside (Seaside Candyman & Seaside Beach). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Surging Waves, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and make a trip to Goonies House.

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Getting from Newport to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newport in July: highs in Astoria hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside, Cannon Beach, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

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