15 days in Grand Canyon National Park & California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

15 days in Grand Canyon National Park & California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
2
San Simeon
— 2 nights
3
Arroyo Grande
— 4 nights

7
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.
Navajo Bridge and Grand Canyon Railway Depot will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Cameron Trading Post and Navajo Point. Explore Grand Canyon National Park's surroundings by going to Supai (Navajo Falls & Mooney Falls). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and stroll through Moran Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site.

Tampa to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Tampa to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tampa, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Supai, Cameron Trading Post
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge

2
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Piedras Blancas Light Station and Santa Rosa Catholic Church are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and Hearst Ranch Winery. There's much more to do: stroll through William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery and Florist, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon vacation tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Simeon by car takes about 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Simeon is minus 1 hour. In September, San Simeon is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Arroyo Grande.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station

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nights
Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Sweet Springs Nature Preserve. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Avila Main Beach and Pismo State Beach. Explore Arroyo Grande's surroundings by going to Los Osos (Bluff Trail & Elfin Forest Preserve) and Cayucos Pier (in Cayucos). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, stop by Alapay Cellars, and enjoy the sea views from Point San Luis Lighthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Arroyo Grande trip app.

You can drive from San Simeon to Arroyo Grande in 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Simeon in September, you will find days in Arroyo Grande are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). On the 26th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Arroyo Grande

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Avila Beach, Los Osos, Cayucos Pier, Pismo State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Bluff Trail
Bluff Trail
Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse

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