60 days in West Coast Itinerary

60 days in West Coast Itinerary

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60 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Newport
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Bend
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Klamath
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Lone Pine
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Mammoth Lakes
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
San Diego
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Manchester

5
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Visiting Hurricane Ridge and Fort Worden State Park will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Ruby Beach and Ocean Shores. Change things up with these side-trips from Olympic National Park: Joyce Depot Museum (in Joyce), Quinault Big Spruce Tree (in Quinault) and Port Angeles (Elwha Dam Removal Site & Dream Playground). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Crescent Lake, learn about winemaking at Hoodsport Winery, and take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip maker app .

Manchester, UK to Olympic National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Olympic National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Portland.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Port Angeles, Hoodsport Winery, Fort Worden State Park, Quinault Big Spruce Tree, Joyce Depot Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Fort Worden State Park ©
Fort Worden State Park

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and Salem Railroad Station. Get outdoors at Silver Falls State Park and Multnomah Falls. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, see the interesting displays at Freakybuttrue Peculiarium, and contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Olympic National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, expect Portland to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, The Depot Rail Museum, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get outdoors at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Haystack Rock. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Meares Lighthouse and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Astoria (Fort Stevens State Park, Astoria Column, & more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Turnaround at Seaside, look for gifts at Seaside Candyman, appreciate the history behind Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, and immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach day trip planner .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Cannon Beach are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside, Cape Meares Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Cape Meares Lighthouse ©
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Lewis & Clark Salt Works ©
Lewis & Clark Salt Works

4
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hatfield Marine Science Center and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to Yachats coastline (in Yachats) and Florence (Heceta Head Lighthouse & Sandland Adventures). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and take in the exciting artwork at The Edge Art Gallery.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in July: high temperatures in Newport hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Yachats, Florence, Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Edge Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Hatfield Marine Science Center ©
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at High Desert Museum and NAKED WINERY Bend Tasting Room - Old Mill District. Step off the beaten path and head to Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Ghost Town Gulch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bend: Hole-in-the-Ground (in Fort Rock), Ochoco Lake State Park (in Prineville) and Redmond (Smith Rock State Park & Redmond Caves Recreation Area). There's much more to do: hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamolitch Pool Trail, and wander the wide-open spaces of Richardson's Rock Ranch.

Start your trip to Bend by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Newport to Bend in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Newport in July: highs in Bend hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Klamath.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Redmond, Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center, Ghost Town Gulch, Tamolitch Pool Trail, Richardson's Rock Ranch
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©

6
nights
Klamath

Klamath ©
Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, situated on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River. Trees of Mystery and Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Redwood Highway and Luffenholtz Beach County Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Klamath: Crescent City (Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, Brother Jonathan Cemetery, & more), Redwood National Park (in Redwood National Park) and Gold Bluffs Beach (in Orick). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at China Beach, admire the majestic nature at Crissey Field State Park, take in the views from Douglas Memorial Bridge - Historical Memorial, and take a peaceful walk through Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Klamath trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bend to Klamath takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bend in July, you will find days in Klamath are much colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Klamath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Crescent City, Brookings, The Immortal Tree, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
The Immortal Tree ©
The Immortal Tree
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

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 get in some beach time at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach. Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Coast Gallery Big Sur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to McWay Falls in Big Sur (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, stroll through Carmel River State Beach, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Klamath to Carmel. When traveling from Klamath in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Nitt Witt Ridge, kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read San Simeon road trip website .

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Nitt Witt Ridge ©
Nitt Witt Ridge

3
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 Artists Palette and Artists Dr. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Devil's Golf Course and Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip maker .

Getting from San Simeon to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in August since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

5
nights
Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Kings Canyon National Park and Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Alabama Hills and Giant Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lone Pine: Cerro Gordo Mines (in Keeler), Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park (Moro Rock, General Sherman Tree, & more) and Silver City Ghost Town (in Bodfish). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at California Historical Landmark 507.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lone Pine tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Lone Pine takes 2 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Lone Pine. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Silver City Ghost Town, Cerro Gordo Mines
Highlights from your plan
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

6
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Take a break from the city and head to Bodie State Historic Park and Tioga Pass. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mammoth Brewing Company and Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Mammoth Lakes: Mono Lake Vista Point (in Lee Vining) and Food Tours (in San Francisco). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Wild Willy's Hot Springs, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, trek along Mariposa Grove, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes road trip app .

Drive from Lone Pine to Mammoth Lakes in 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lone Pine in August: high temperatures in Mammoth Lakes hover around 32°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Food Tours, Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center, Mono Lake Vista Point, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Mammoth Brewing Company ©
Mammoth Brewing Company

8
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Relax by the water at Crystal Cove and Coronado Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Botanical Building and Lily Pond. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Town Temecula (in Temecula), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Diego in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August, expect much hotter with lows of 23°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Coronado, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Oceanside Pier, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Old Town Temecula
Highlights from your plan
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

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