21 days in Vancouver, Pacific Northwest & San Francisco Itinerary

21 days in Vancouver, Pacific Northwest & San Francisco Itinerary

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21 days in Vancouver, Pacific Northwest & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
La Push, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Cannon Beach, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Hood River, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Newport, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Port Orford, United States
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

3
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
We've included these beaches for you: Spanish Banks and Kitsilano Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Granville Island and Gastown. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Garibaldi Provincial Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Vancouver is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Vancouver to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Push.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Garibaldi Provincial Park
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Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Spanish Banks
Spanish Banks
Garibaldi Provincial Park ©
Garibaldi Provincial Park

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La Push, United States

La Push ©
La Push is a small unincorporated community situated at the mouth of the Quillayute River in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 8th (Fri), kick back and relax at Rialto Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Third Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the La Push travel planner.

Drive from Vancouver to La Push in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in La Push when traveling from Vancouver in September, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in La Push

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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Cannon Beach, United States

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Clatsop National Memorial and North Head Lighthouse. Step off the beaten path and head to Cannon Beach and Don Nisbett Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, stop by Beach Books, and explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Push to Cannon Beach takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ilwaco, Beach Books, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Manzanita Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
North Head Lighthouse ©
North Head Lighthouse

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Hood River, United States

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and White Salmon River will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Columbia Hills State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Hood River: Old St. Peter's Landmark (in The Dalles) and Goldendale (Maryhill Museum of Art & Maryhill Winery). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at The Gorge White House, get a taste of the local shopping with Hood River Lavender, explore the activities along Port of Hood River, and hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hood River trip builder.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Hood River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Hood River sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goldendale, Old St. Peter's Landmark, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia Hills State Park
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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Maryhill Museum of Art ©
Maryhill Museum of Art

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Newport, United States

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Bay Lighthouse and then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fogarty Creek State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Newport vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Newport takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram. In September, Newport is slightly colder than Hood River - with highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Orford.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

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nights
Port Orford, United States

Port Orford ©
Port Orford is a city in Curry County on the southern coast of Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Lone Ranch Beach and Humbug Mountain State Park. Get some cultural insight at Cape Blanco Lighthouse and Coquille River Lighthouse. Explore Port Orford's surroundings by going to Gold Beach Books (in Gold Beach) and Samuel H Boardman State Park (in Brookings). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Hughes Historic House and examine the collection at Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Orford trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Newport to Port Orford takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Port Orford can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Port Orford

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brookings, Gold Beach Books, Coquille River Lighthouse
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Coquille River Lighthouse ©
Coquille River Lighthouse
Hughes Historic House ©
Hughes Historic House
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse

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nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Point and Glad Tidings Church. Step off the beaten path and head to San Gregorio State Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1:10 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at China Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Isabel.

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

Traveling by car from Port Orford to San Francisco takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Port Orford in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Point Isabel
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Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Fort Point ©
Fort Point
China Beach ©
China Beach

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