12 days in Oregon Coast, Seattle & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Coast, Seattle & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Oregon Coast, Seattle & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Rochelle
Drive:  32​h 15​min
1
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Astoria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  24​h 15​min
End: Rochelle

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 2nd (Tue), kick back and relax at Heceta Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary planner .

Rochelle to Florence is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rochelle to Florence is minus 2 hours. In July, Florence is a bit cooler than Rochelle - with highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yachats
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Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach
Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Beverly Beach State Park, explore the striking landscape at Cape Foulweather, and then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Newport journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Newport sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Beverly Beach State Park
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): do a tasting at Shallon Winery, examine the collection at Heritage Museum, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Lightship Columbia, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Astoria road trip planner .

You can drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Newport in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Astoria, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Astoria

Museums Parks Nature
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Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Heritage Museum ©
Heritage Museum

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Glass, and then walk around Point Defiance Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle itinerary maker .

Drive from Astoria to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Astoria in July, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Tacoma
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LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Yaki Point and South Kaibab Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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