33 days in California & Oregon Coast Itinerary

33 days in California & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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33 days in California & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  6​h 15​min
6
Cannon Beach
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Calgary

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego attractions planner.

Calgary, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Calgary in June since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, stroll around Mariposa Grove, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, walk around Golden Gate Park, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Change things up with these side-trips from St. Helena: Sonoma Plaza (in Sonoma) and Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Sapphire Hill Winery, & more). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Honig Vineyard & Winery, and identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St. Helena road trip planning site .

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Napa, Honig Vineyard & Winery, Safari West, Sonoma Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

7
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Astoria (Astoria Column, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, & more), Proposal Rock (in Neskowin) and Cedar Wetlands Preserve (in Rockaway Beach). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, stroll through Cannon Beach, take a memorable drive along Three Capes Scenic Drive, and kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from St. Helena to Cannon Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in June, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside, Lincoln City, Manzanita, Nehalem Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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