9 days in West Coast Itinerary

9 days in West Coast Itinerary

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9 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
+3
foot + Fly + tram + bus:  12​h
1
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
+4
bus + train + bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  7​h
End: Cincinnati

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip website .

Cincinnati to Cannon Beach is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Cannon Beach. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cincinnati in June: high temperatures in Cannon Beach hover around 66°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

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

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night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get outside with Springtide Paddlesports, then relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, and then find something for the whole family at Zip San Juan. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Before you visit Friday Harbor, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Cannon Beach to Friday Harbor in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In June in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
Pelindaba Lavender Farm ©
Pelindaba Lavender Farm

1
night
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 19th (Wed): hike along Tuolumne Meadows and then explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then trek along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Friday Harbor to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from Friday Harbor, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monterey.

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get curious at Exploratorium, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums Museums Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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