12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
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Seattle
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
5
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Newport
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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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.
To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Seattle. In June, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Seattle to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Bradbury Building ©
Bradbury Building

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): hike along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are cooler (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start your trip to San Francisco by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, Redwood National Park is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse and then take in the views from Siuslaw River Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Getting from Redwood National Park to Florence by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Heceta Head Lighthouse ©
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Siuslaw River Bridge ©
Siuslaw River Bridge

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 3rd (Tue), look for gifts at Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy and then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Newport day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Newport, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy
Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy ©
Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy

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nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Astoria (Fort Stevens State Park, Columbia River Maritime Museum, & more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, take an in-depth tour of Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, savor the flavors at Seaside Candyman, and stop by Beach Books.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Newport in July, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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