11 days in San Diego, Santa Cruz & Oregon Coast Itinerary

11 days in San Diego, Santa Cruz & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 3 nights
2
Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
3
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip planning app.

Seattle to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

4
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Cathedral. Relax by the water at Point Lobos and Natural Bridges State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Cruz: Carmel (Carmel River State Beach & The Cheese Shop), Cannery Row (in Monterey) and Mission San Juan Bautista (in San Juan Bautista).

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Santa Cruz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Santa Cruz. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Monterey, Mission San Juan Bautista, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Relax by the water at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Get in touch with nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Ecola State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Cannon Beach side-trips: Tillamook (Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company & Cape Meares Lighthouse). It doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Tillamook Rock Light.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach route builder site.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Cannon Beach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in June, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tillamook, Fort Clatsop National Memorial
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Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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