15 days in West Coast & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

15 days in West Coast & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in West Coast & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Dublin

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Mon), wander the streets of Pike Place Market and then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle vacation planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Seattle is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in May: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Popular historic sites such as Twin Peaks and City Lights Booksellers are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through SoMa, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then examine the collection at Kolb Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace and then hike along Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

Similar Plans

19 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES October, kids, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in West Coast & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in West Coast SEE PLAN December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in West Coast & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans