8 days in West Coast Itinerary

8 days in West Coast Itinerary

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8 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Eureka
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Stinson Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Palo Alto
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Newark

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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.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden and then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary app .

Newark to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Portland, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks
Highlights from your plan
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

1
day
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Fort Humboldt State Historic Park and then take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Eureka journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Eureka takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Eureka: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Stinson Beach.

Things to do in Eureka

Nature Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park ©
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park

1
night
Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach ©
Stinson Beach is a census-designated place in Marin County, California, on the west coast of the United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Martin Griffin Preserve, then identify plant and animal life at Adubon Canyon Ranch, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stinson Beach.

Plan trip to Stinson Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Eureka to Stinson Beach. Traveling from Eureka in July, expect nights in Stinson Beach to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are much warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Stinson Beach

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Stinson Beach ©
Stinson Beach
Adubon Canyon Ranch ©
Adubon Canyon Ranch

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Stinson Beach to San Francisco in an hour. When traveling from Stinson Beach in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Palo Alto.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Palo Alto

Palo Alto ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, then stroll through The Stanford Dish, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Palo Alto online holiday planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Palo Alto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Palo Alto are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve ©
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve
Stanford University ©
Stanford University

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Palo Alto to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Palo Alto in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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