29 days in West Coast Itinerary

29 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Fly to Victoria, Taxi to Sidney B.C., Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Fifth at Ocean, Bus to Government at Belleville, Ferry to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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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 4th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park road trip app.

Phoenix to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Phoenix to Crater Lake National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 53°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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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.
On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at The Whale Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor, then admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park, and then get outside with Springtide Paddlesports.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Friday Harbor using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and ferry from Crater Lake National Park to Friday Harbor takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Friday Harbor, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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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.
Kids will enjoy Ruby Beach and Crescent Lake. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rialto Beach and Sol Duc Falls. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and stroll through Murhut Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 7 hours. September in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Cannon Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

3
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Portland

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Step off the beaten path and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and International Rose Test Garden. Kids will enjoy Portland Japanese Garden and Pittock Mansion. When in Portland, make a side trip to see Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, approximately Bridal Veil away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Washington Park, get outside with Portland Timbers, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland day trip planning site.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Francisco Bay and California Academy of Sciences. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, make a trip to Lombard Street, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
Kids will enjoy Tioga Pass and Sentinel Dome. Explore hidden gems such as Half Dome and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Asilomar State Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Monterey Bay and Bixby Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Monterey: Big Sur (McWay Falls & Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Breakwater, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monterey journey app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Monterey, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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San Simeon

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas, then get great views at Ragged Point Overlook, and then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Simeon trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Monterey in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Downtown Disney District and Radiator Springs Racers. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Fri) at Disney California Adventure Park. The adventure continues: have fun at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail and experience the excitement of Soarin' Around The World.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planner.

Getting from San Simeon to Anaheim by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from San Simeon in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Anaheim. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks