25 days in Oregon Coast & California Itinerary

25 days in Oregon Coast & California Itinerary

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25 days in Oregon Coast & California Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Napa
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Edmonton


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3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Bring the kids along to Haystack Rock and Seaside Candyman. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannon Beach: Astoria (Astoria Column, Fort Stevens State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach route planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Cannon Beach is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Edmonton, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Manzanita Beach, Nehalem Bay State Park, Seaside Candyman
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Seaside Candyman ©
Seaside Candyman

4
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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: laugh and play at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Cannon Beach - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip site .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire all the interesting features of Half Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Mammoth Lakes, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker tool .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

3
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Bring the kids along to Wine Tours & Tastings and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & Modus Operandi Cellars) and Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen). There's much more to do: walk around Sonoma Plaza, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and make a trip to Sonoma Barracks.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Napa trip website .

Getting from San Francisco to Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Napa

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Sonoma, St. Helena, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

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