36 days in Los Angeles, Oregon & New York City Itinerary

36 days in Los Angeles, Oregon & New York City Itinerary

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36 days in Los Angeles, Oregon & New York City Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Yachats
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Hood River
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Redmond
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Zurich

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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. On the 12th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Face Rock Creamery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, and then tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Coos Bay online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Coos Bay with the Route module. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Coos Bay to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bandon
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

2
nights
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Oregon Coast Hwy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Sandland Adventures, tour or see a game at Sand Master Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Churn.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Yachats itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Coos Bay to Yachats takes 2 hours. August in Yachats sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Florence, Oregon Coast Hwy
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Cannon Beach side-trips: Astoria (Astoria Column & Columbia River Maritime Museum) and Tillamook (Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company & Tillamook Air Museum). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Yachats to Cannon Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Yachats in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Tillamook
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

6
nights
Portland

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), McMinnville (Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum & Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Center) and Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem). Dedicate the 22nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, walk around Forest Park, and steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland trip builder .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

McMinnville, Sokol Blosser Winery, Columbia River Highway, Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

4
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Hood River: Bonneville Lock & Dam (in Cascade Locks), Trillium Lake (in Government Camp) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, snap pictures at Bridge of the Gods, trek along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, and learn about winemaking at Sunshine Mill Winery.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip planner .

You can take a bus from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Redmond.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, The Dalles, Trillium Lake, River Rafting & Tubing, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Redmond

Redmond ©
Redmond is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Redmond: Bend (Tumalo Falls & Sparks Lake), Sisters (Sahalie and Koosah Falls & McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop) and Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Deschutes Brewery, contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River, and wander the streets of City of Sisters.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Redmond trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Hood River to Redmond takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hood River in August: highs in Redmond hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Redmond

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bend, Sisters, Dee Wright Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop ©
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop
Sahalie and Koosah Falls ©
Sahalie and Koosah Falls

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City route maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Redmond to New York City with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Redmond in September, expect much warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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