20 days in West Coast Itinerary

20 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to San Francisco, Shuttle to Carmel
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hood River
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Fly to Seattle, Tram to 3rd Ave & Pine St, Ferry to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle Boeing Field, Foot to Seattle
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Carmel

— 2 nights
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. To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Carmel is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect nights in Carmel to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Bodega Head. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Rodeo Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Calistoga to see Castello di Amorosa about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Point Isabel, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Hood River on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Hood River

— 5 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Columbia Hills State Park and Sunshine Mill Winery. Step off the beaten path and head to Multnomah Falls and Beacon Rock. Step out of Hood River with an excursion to Eagle Creek Trail in Cascade Locks--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Tom McCall Nature Preserve, experience rural life at Hood River Lavender Farms, contemplate the waterfront views at White Salmon River, and stop by Lavender Valley.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hood River tour itinerary app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Hood River in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Hood River, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Tillamook Rock Light, stroll through Cannon Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. On the next day, stroll through Astoria Column and then admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach holiday website.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Cannon Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hood River in September, Cannon Beach is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 2 nights
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 29th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then see Susie's Moped Rentals. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park and then experience rural life at Buck Bay Shellfish Farm.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, tram, and ferry from Cannon Beach to Friday Harbor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Snoqualmie Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island, approximately Bainbridge Island away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and admire the local landmark of Seattle Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seattle journey planner.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips