57 days in California & Oregon Coast Itinerary

57 days in California & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 9 nights
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San Francisco — 7 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. Dedicate the 14th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Linton, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Linton in May, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Rosa.
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Santa Rosa — 5 nights

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alexander Valley Vineyards (in Healdsburg), Laces and Limos (in Napa) and Sonoma (Sonoma Plaza & Simraceway Performance Driving Center). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, do a tasting at Dutton Goldfield Winery, and see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Rosa trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Santa Rosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Santa Rosa are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.
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San Diego — 7 nights

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Santa Rosa to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Rosa in May, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 7 nights

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, Radiator Springs Racers, &more) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stroll around Beverly Gardens Park, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary builder site.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 6 nights

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock Trail, and hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 8 nights

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.
On the 14th (Tue), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wapama Falls, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park vacation builder website.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 30°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 6 nights

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Lake Tahoe: Truckee River Bike Trail (in Tahoe City), Donner Lake Watersports & Marina (in Truckee) and North Tahoe Marina (in Tahoe Vista). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe, explore and take pictures at Inspiration Point Vista, cast your line with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 9 nights

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach), Cape Lookout State Park (in Tillamook) and Garibaldi Museum (in Garibaldi). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, cruise along Three Capes Scenic Drive, look for all kinds of wild species at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip site.

Traveling by flight from South Lake Tahoe to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from South Lake Tahoe, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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Oregon Coast travel guide

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State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.
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