15 days in Redwood National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Missouri Itinerary

15 days in Redwood National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Missouri Itinerary

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Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Springfield
— 3 nights
Saint Louis
— 3 nights


Redwood National Park

— 3 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): hike along Redwood National Park and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along California Coastal Trail and then stroll through Enderts Beach.

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Watertown to Redwood National Park is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In August, Redwood National Park is little chillier than Watertown - with highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, admire all the interesting features of Cape Royal, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

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You can drive from Redwood National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 18 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 50°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Branson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature


— 3 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kids will enjoy Silver Dollar City and 7D Dark Ride Adventure. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Arcade City, identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, and cool off at White Water.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Branson trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Branson takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Branson. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Family-friendly places like The Gateway Arch and Saint Louis Zoo will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis itinerary planner.

You can drive from Branson to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Missouri travel guide

Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.