8 days in West Coast Itinerary

8 days in West Coast Itinerary

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8 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Lethbridge
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
San Simeon
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Monterey
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + tram + bus:  8​h
3
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Lethbridge

1
day
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 23rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the San Simeon online journey planner .

Lethbridge, Canada to San Simeon is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lethbridge to San Simeon. Traveling from Lethbridge in March, expect nights in San Simeon to be somewhat warmer, around 5°C, while days are much hotter, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Partington Cove and McWay Falls. Get in touch with nature at Pfeiffer State Beach and Carmel River State Beach. Spend the 26th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Point Lobos and contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner .

Drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in March, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Manzanita Beach and Hug Point State Recreation Site. We've included these beaches for you: Short Sands Beach and Haystack Rock. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Monterey to Cannon Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, Cannon Beach is a bit cooler than Monterey - with highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Manzanita, Hug Point State Recreation Site
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Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach
Short Sands Beach ©
Short Sands Beach
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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