11 days in West Coast, Zion National Park & Shoshone Itinerary

11 days in West Coast, Zion National Park & Shoshone Itinerary

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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Shoshone
— 1 night
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Spokane
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park online itinerary planner.

Olympia to Crater Lake National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, Crater Lake National Park is a bit warmer than Olympia - with highs of 93°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning site.

You can fly from Crater Lake National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online journey planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Los Angeles to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Zion National Park hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shoshone.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Shoshone

— 1 night
Shoshone is the county seat and largest city of Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. On the 20th (Fri), Head underground at Shoshone Indian Ice Caves.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Shoshone. August in Shoshone sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Shoshone

Nature · Parks
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Spokane

— 1 night
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. On the 21st (Sat), stroll around Riverfront Park and then admire the natural beauty at Manito Park.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Spokane driving holiday planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shoshone to Spokane. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Shoshone to Spokane. In August, daily temperatures in Spokane can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Historic Sites