29 days in Monterey, Napa & Pacific Northwest Itinerary

29 days in Monterey, Napa & Pacific Northwest Itinerary

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29 days in Monterey, Napa & Pacific Northwest Itinerary

Start: Ventura
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Brookings
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Seattle
— 4 nights
ferry:  3​h 30​min
7
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h
8
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
car:  8​h 30​min
9
Seaside
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
10
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Tillamook
— 1 night
+3
bus + tram + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: Ventura

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey online tour planner .

Ventura to Monterey is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Monterey when traveling from Ventura in July, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Quent Cordair Fine Art. V. Sattui Winery and Judd's Hill MicroCrush are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at O'Brien Estate Winery, indulge your taste buds at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, stop by Oxbow Public Market, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Napa trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Napa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Napa: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery

2
nights
Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Welcome to California, then stroll through Stout Grove, and then admire the majestic nature at Harris Beach State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Azalea Park and then take a memorable drive along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Napa to Brookings. When traveling from Napa in July, plan for slightly colder days in Brookings, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Stout Grove
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Harris Beach State Park ©
Harris Beach State Park
Azalea Park ©
Azalea Park

1
night
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stop by Face Rock Creamery, then admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coos Bay travel planning app .

Getting from Brookings to Coos Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Coos Bay are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bandon
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Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Face Rock Creamery ©
Face Rock Creamery

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Columbia River Maritime Museum and Flavel House Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Lightship Columbia. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Astoria Column, don't miss a visit to Goonies House, see the interesting displays at Hanthorn Cannery Museum, and work some fitness into your day at Astoria Oregon Riverwalk.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Astoria day trip app .

You can drive from Coos Bay to Astoria in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Astoria are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Head to Pike Place Market and Pioneer Squarefor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Seahurst Beach Park in Burien--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip site .

Traveling by car from Astoria to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Astoria in July: highs in Seattle hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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.
Shop till you drop at Island Studios and Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor. The Whale Museum and American Camp are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore and take pictures at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, don't miss a visit to English Camp, and admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Friday Harbor at 74°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like New Dungeness Lighthouse and Joyce Depot Museum. When in Olympic National Park, make a side trip to see Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge in Sequim, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge and take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

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Traveling by ferry from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park takes 6 hours. August in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Seaside.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Sequim, Joyce Depot Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
New Dungeness Lighthouse ©
New Dungeness Lighthouse
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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nights
Seaside

Seaside ©
Seaside is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 6th (Tue), browse the different shops at Seaside Carousel Mall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arcadia Beach State Recreation Area, and then take an in-depth tour of Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant. Keep things going the next day: get into the urban bustle at Seaside Civic & Convention Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, and then look for gifts at The Buzz on Broadway.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seaside travel planner .

Traveling by bus from Olympic National Park to Seaside takes 8.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Seaside can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Civic & Convention Center ©
Seaside Civic & Convention Center
Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant ©
Seaside Carousel Mall ©
Seaside Carousel Mall

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nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Thu), look for gifts at Bruce's Candy Kitchen, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks, visit a coastal fixture at Tillamook Rock Light, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach road trip planning app .

Cannon Beach is just a stone's throw from Seaside. August in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tillamook.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Icefire Glassworks ©
Icefire Glassworks

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night
Tillamook

Tillamook ©
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tillamook Air Museum, identify plant and animal life at Nevor Shellfish Farm, kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach Wayside, then get some fabulous bargains at The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet, and finally stop by Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Meares Lighthouse.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tillamook road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Tillamook takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach to Tillamook, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Tillamook, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tillamook

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach Wayside, The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet
Highlights from your plan
Tillamook Air Museum ©
Tillamook Air Museum
Rockaway Beach Wayside ©
Rockaway Beach Wayside
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse

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