46 days in California, Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

46 days in California, Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

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46 days in California, Oregon & Washington State Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  9​h
6
Crescent City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Crater Lake National Park
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 30​min
8
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Hood River
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Vancouver
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London

5
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.
Bodie and Bodie State Historic Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Tioga Rd and Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, get your bearings at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

London, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

5
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Visiting Lovers Point and Pfeiffer State Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mission San Antonio de Padua and Partington Cove. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Big Sur (McWay Falls & Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park). Spend the 10th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, admire all the interesting features of Seventeen Mile Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, and explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip maker .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Mission San Antonio de Padua
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
nights
San Simeon

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.
On the 14th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light Station, kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon road trip website .

You can drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in June: highs in San Simeon hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and then hike along Mount Whitney Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Eastern California Museum, contemplate the long history of Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Simeon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Independence, Mount Whitney Trail
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery ©
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Popular historic sites such as Cerro Gordo Mines and Harmony Borax Works are in your itinerary. Charcoal Kilns and The Ranch at Furnace Creek are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Death Valley National Park with an excursion to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Amargosa Valley--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Titus Canyon, see a world frozen in time at Ghost Town of Schwab, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and explore the striking landscape at The Racetrack.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip maker .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, Death Valley National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Cerro Gordo Mines
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
The Racetrack ©
The Racetrack
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

4
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Step out of the city life by going to Lady Bird Johnson Grove and Lone Ranch Beach. Relax by the water at Point St George Park and Enderts Beach. Explore Crescent City's surroundings by going to Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy (in Orick), Klamath (Klamath River & Requa Road) and Brookings (Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Azalea Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at End of the Trail Museum, stop by Rumiano Cheese Company, cruise along Pebble Beach, and make a trip to Crescent City Harbor.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Crescent City online day trip planner .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Crescent City by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June: highs in Crescent City hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Brookings, Klamath, Orick, Enderts Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach

5
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Visiting Willamette Hatchery and Crater Lake National Park - Steel Visitor's Center will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint and Sun Notch Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Crater Lake National Park side-trips: Umpqua National Forest (in Umpqua), Train Mountain Railroad Museum (in Chiloquin) and National Creek Falls (in Prospect). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Whitehorse Falls, make a trip to Colliding Rivers Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnacles Trail, and steep yourself in history at Fort Klamath Museum.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park tour builder .

Drive from Crescent City to Crater Lake National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Crescent City in June, plan for much warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Prospect, Colliding Rivers Viewpoint, Train Mountain Railroad Museum, Willamette Hatchery, Umpqua National Forest
Highlights from your plan
National Creek Falls ©
National Creek Falls
Fort Klamath Museum ©
Fort Klamath Museum
Mount Scott ©
Mount Scott

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and White Bird Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hug Point State Recreation Site and Short Sands Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cannon Beach side-trips: Flamingo Jim's (in Rockaway Beach), Kilchis Point Reserve (in Bay City) and Tillamook (Latimer Quilt & Textile Center & Bayocean Peninsula County Park). The adventure continues: tee off at Manzanita Golf Course, take in the pleasant sights at Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site, take an in-depth tour of Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Cannon Beach Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Crater Lake National Park to Cannon Beach in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, plan for colder days in Cannon Beach, with highs around 24°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tillamook, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Mountain, Kilchis Point Reserve, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Hug Point State Recreation Site ©
Hug Point State Recreation Site
Short Sands Beach ©
Short Sands Beach
Kilchis Point Reserve ©
Kilchis Point Reserve

5
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ramona Falls Trail and Little Zigzag Falls. Get some historical perspective at Columbia Hills State Park and Beacon Rock. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hood River: Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale), Beacon Rock State Park (in North Bonneville) and Welches (Salmon River Trail & Wildwood Recreation Site). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park, admire all the interesting features of Draper Girls Country Farm, take in the pleasant sights at Rowena Crest Viewpoint, and learn about winemaking at Sunshine Mill Winery.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hood River trip maker site .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Hood River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in July: highs in Hood River hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Welches, North Bonneville, Sunshine Mill Winery, Columbia Hills State Park, Hood River County Fruit Loop
Highlights from your plan
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site
Columbia Hills State Park ©
Columbia Hills State Park
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

1
night
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Pearson Field and Pearson Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at Vancouver National Historic Reserve, then browse the exhibits of Water Resources Education Center, and finally contemplate the long history of George C. Marshall House.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver route maker app .

Getting from Hood River to Vancouver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Vancouver

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pearson Field and Pearson Air Museum ©
George C. Marshall House ©
George C. Marshall House
Water Resources Education Center ©
Water Resources Education Center

3
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to San Juan Islands Sculpture Park and The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands. Discover out-of-the-way places like American Camp and Island Studios. Venture out of the city with trips to Spencer Spit State Park (in Lopez Island) and Buck Bay Shellfish Farm (in Olga). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Stuart Island State Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Arctic Raven Gallery, stop by WaterWorks Gallery, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor tour website .

Getting from Vancouver to Friday Harbor by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in July; daily highs in Friday Harbor reach 27°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, Buck Bay Shellfish Farm, Spencer Spit State Park
Highlights from your plan
Island Studios ©
Island Studios
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spencer Spit State Park ©
Spencer Spit State Park

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