12 days in West Coast Itinerary

12 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast vacation maker
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Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
2
Portland
— 1 night
Fly to Las Vegas, Drive to Death Valley National Park
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach — 1 night

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 7th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach online tour itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Cannon Beach is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to Cannon Beach due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portland.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Portland — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland online visit planner.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Portland, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Death Valley National Park — 2 nights

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then get great views at Dante's View, and then explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Portland to Death Valley National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Portland in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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San Simeon — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, then stroll through Moonstone Beach, and then hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. On the next day, get your bearings at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Simeon day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. February in San Simeon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Carmel.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Carmel — 1 night

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 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in February since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort Bragg.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Fort Bragg — 1 night

Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station and then take in the pleasant sights at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Fort Bragg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Fort Bragg when traveling from Carmel in February, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On the next day, walk around Golden Gate Park, then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fort Bragg in February since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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