60 days in California & Oregon Itinerary

60 days in California & Oregon Itinerary

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60 days in California & Oregon Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Crescent City
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Bend
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Mammoth Lakes
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
San Francisco
— 8 nights
End: San Francisco


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6
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Take a break from the city and head to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Stout Grove. Step off the beaten path and head to Redwood National Park and California Coastal Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Crescent City side-trips: Redwood National Park (Trillium Falls Hike & Tall Trees Grove), Redwood Highway (in Eureka) and Orick (Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy & Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Trees of Mystery, enjoy the sand and surf at Point St George Park, take in the exciting artwork at The Glass Forge, and stroll through Enderts Beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Crescent City online tour itinerary planner .

San Francisco to Crescent City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Crescent City at 64°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Orick, Trees of Mystery, Redwood Highway, The Glass Forge
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

5
nights
Bend

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.
Visiting High Desert Museum and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Smith Rock State Park and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Opal Creek Wilderness Area (in Detroit), Sisters (McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop & Sahalie and Koosah Falls) and Crescent Moon Ranch (in Terrebonne). There's more to do: walk around Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Deschutes National Forest.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bend itinerary planner .

Drive from Crescent City to Bend in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Crescent City in September: highs in Bend hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sisters, Opal Creek Wilderness Area, Smith Rock State Park, Crescent Moon Ranch
Highlights from your plan
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Do your shopping at Oregon Oyster Farms and Earthworks Gallery. Get outdoors at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest. Change things up with a short trip to Heceta Head Lighthouse in Florence (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Nye Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bend to Newport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bend in September, expect nights in Newport to be somewhat warmer, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Yachats, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Heceta Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©

5
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Ecola State Park and Cape Meares Lighthouse. 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 Manzanita Beach, look for gifts at Cannon Beach Bookstore, don't miss a visit to Turnaround at Seaside, and take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip planner .

Drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Manzanita Beach, Turnaround at Seaside, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Wheeler Station Antiques
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

6
nights
Portland

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Silver Falls State Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and Northwest (Nob Hill). Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (in Timberline Lodge). There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and stroll around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Live Laugh Love Art, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
Highlights from your plan
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park

8
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Grove. Old Mission Santa Barbara and Annenberg Community Beach House will appeal to history buffs. 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: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and ponder the world of politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles route planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 85°F and lows at 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

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

8
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Bodie State Historic Park. Get in touch with nature at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes vacation maker site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 66°F, while nights are colder with lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Badwater Basin and Artists Palette. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zabriskie Point and Devil's Golf Course. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range, and trek along Telescope Peak trail.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip itinerary tool .

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, San Simeon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

4
nights
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. Escape the urban bustle at Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carmel River State Beach and Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, & more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Carmel road trip planning website .

Getting from San Simeon to Carmel by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fort Point will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Golden Gate Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in San Francisco are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 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

Side Trips

Safari West, Muir Woods National Monument, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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