11 days in Pacific Northwest & West Coast Itinerary

11 days in Pacific Northwest & West Coast Itinerary

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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
2
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
3
San Simeon
— 1 day
4
Monterey
— 1 night
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip itinerary planner.

Greenville to Cannon Beach is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Greenville to Cannon Beach. Traveling from Greenville in May, expect Cannon Beach to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Nature
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Lime Kiln Point State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Island Studios, thenexamine the collection at San Juan Historical Society and Museum, thenexamine the collection at The Whale Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cannon Beach to Friday Harbor takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Friday Harbor, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
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Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park ©
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light Station.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Simeon online day trip planner.

Fly from Friday Harbor to San Simeon in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Friday Harbor in May: highs in San Simeon hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Monterey Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monterey trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, thensnap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, thentake a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, thenadmire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey website.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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