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
— 6 nights
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Newport
— 5 nights
4
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 9 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 3 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Trees of Mystery. You'll get in some beach time at Enderts Beach and Camel Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Crescent City: Orick (Trillium Falls Hike & Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy), Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Tall Trees Grove, &more) and Eureka (Hikshari Trail & Redwood Highway). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Stout Grove and enjoy the sand and surf at Point St George Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Crescent City holiday planner.

San Francisco to Crescent City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Crescent City to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 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, Eureka, Camel Rock, Trees of Mystery
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Smith Rock State Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of the city life by going to Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. Venture out of the city with trips to Opal Creek Wilderness Area (in Detroit), Sisters (Sahalie and Koosah Falls & McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop) and Fort Rock State Natural Area (in Fort Rock). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest, stroll through Shevlin Park, examine the collection at High Desert Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the 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. While traveling from Crescent City, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sisters, Smith Rock State Park, Opal Creek Wilderness Area, Fort Rock State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

5
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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 Nye Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest and Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Florence (Heceta Head Lighthouse, Sand Master Park - Sandboarding, &more), Lincoln City Glass Center (in Lincoln City) and Yachats coastline (in Yachats). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Foulweather, immerse yourself in nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, and take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Newport driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bend to Newport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Bend in September, plan for little chillier days in Newport, with highs around 64°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Florence, Yachats, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City Glass Center
Highlights from your plan
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haystack Rock and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Escape the urban bustle at Cannon Beach and Fort Stevens State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Astoria (Astoria-Megler Bridge, Astoria Column, &more) and Cape Meares Lighthouse (in Tillamook). There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park and make a trip to Turnaround at Seaside.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Turnaround at Seaside, Cape Meares Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Explore hidden gems such as Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Multnomah Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Silver Falls State Park (in Drake Crossing), Starvation Creek State Park (in Cascade Locks) and Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, stroll through Willamette Valley, and trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portland journey builder tool.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Silver Falls State Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Camassia Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Old Mission Santa Barbara and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad), Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara County Courthouse & Stearns Wharf) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Portland to Los Angeles by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 85°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, South Carlsbad State Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Bodie State Historic Park. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. Venture out of the city with trips to Yosemite National Park (Taft Point, Sentinel Dome, &more).

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get outdoors at Badwater Basin and Artists Palette. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zabriskie Point and The Devil's Speedway. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, get great views at Dante's View, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and contemplate the long history of Geologist's Cabin.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip builder.

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. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be warmer, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

1
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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.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read San Simeon trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon in 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 slightly colder with lows of 46°F in San Simeon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough 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

3
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Lobos and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. We've included these beaches for you: Carmel River State Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. Step out of Carmel with an excursion to McWay Falls in Big Sur--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Carmel itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and Safari West. Change things up with a short trip to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve in Guerneville (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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