60 days in California & Oregon Itinerary

60 days in California & Oregon Itinerary

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Crescent City
— 6 nights
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Bend
— 5 nights
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 5 nights
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Portland
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 8 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 8 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 5 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 8 nights

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Enderts Beach and Point St George Park. Visiting Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and California Coastal Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Crescent City: Redwood Highway (in Eureka), Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park & Tall Trees Grove) and Orick (Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, Trillium Falls Hike, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Stout Grove, delve into the lush surroundings at Trees of Mystery, and take in the exciting artwork at The Glass Forge.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Crescent City road trip planning tool.

San Francisco to Crescent City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Crescent City hover around 64°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

5
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Bend

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Take a break from the city and head to Smith Rock State Park and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and High Desert Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Crescent Moon Ranch (in Terrebonne), Opal Creek Wilderness Area (in Detroit) and Sisters (McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop & Sahalie and Koosah Falls). There's more to do: trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint and delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest.

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

Getting from Crescent City to Bend by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Crescent City in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Bend: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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River Rafting & Tubing
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Newberry National Volcanic Monument

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Get some historical perspective at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Heceta Head Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats (Earthworks Gallery & Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nye Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, and stop by Oregon Oyster Farms.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Newport online day trip planner.

Getting from Bend to Newport by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bend in September, you will find days in Newport are little chillier (64°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Icefire Glassworks and Cannon Beach Bookstore. Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Cape Meares Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Explore Cannon Beach's surroundings by going to Astoria (Astoria Column, Astoria-Megler Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, make a trip to Turnaround at Seaside, browse for treasures at Wheeler Station Antiques, and take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

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Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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Portland

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Multnomah Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Silver Falls State Park (in Drake Crossing) and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier). And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill), admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and appreciate the views at Willamette Valley.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Portland route builder.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in September, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and State Street Underpass. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Mission Santa Barbara and Annenberg Community Beach House. Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Shotgun House). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, enjoy breathtaking views from City Hall, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker website.

You can fly from Portland to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 85°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Fall. Venture out of the city with trips to Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport) and Yosemite National Park (Panorama Trail, Taft Point, &more).

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes attractions planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect nights in Mammoth Lakes to be much colder, around 28°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Badwater Basin and The Devil's Speedway. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zabriskie Point and Devil's Golf Course. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, trek along Telescope Peak trail, and stroll through Daylight Pass.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, expect little chillier with lows of 46°F in San Simeon. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Relax by the water at Carmel River State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Get outdoors at Point Lobos and Asilomar State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach & McWay Falls). The adventure continues: stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at China Beach and Marshall’s Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Ferry Building Marketplace. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planning website.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wildlife

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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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