9 days in West Coast Itinerary

9 days in West Coast Itinerary

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9 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Fort Bragg
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Bandon
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Cannon Beach
— 1 day
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, wander the streets of SoMa, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner .

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Charlotte in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Carmel River State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. April in Carmel sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery & Florist, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cambria trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Cambria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Cambria

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Elephant Seal Rookery
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Cambria Nursery & Florist ©
Cambria Nursery & Florist

1
day
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, kick back and relax at Pudding Creek Beach, and then kick back and relax at Glass Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Fort Bragg travel planning website .

Drive from Cambria to Fort Bragg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Cambria in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

1
day
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Whiskey Run Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Bandon Historical Society Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Bandon State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coquille Point.

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Drive from Fort Bragg to Bandon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Fort Bragg in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Bandon, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Bandon

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Coquille Point ©
Coquille Point
Whiskey Run Beach ©
Whiskey Run Beach
Bandon Historical Society Museum ©
Bandon Historical Society Museum

1
day
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

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You can drive from Bandon to Cannon Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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