16 days in Grand Canyon National Park & West Coast Itinerary

16 days in Grand Canyon National Park & West Coast Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Tours and Inner Canyon. The adventure continues: trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, cruise along East Rim Drive, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and get the adrenaline pumping with Paragon Skydive.

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New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 98°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course
Artists Dr
Artists Dr
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 24th (Thu), trek along Moro Rock Trail, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 62°F in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 25th (Fri), kick back and relax at McAbee Beach, then explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey day trip planning tool.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Monterey by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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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.
On the 27th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Monterey in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Redwood National Park are a bit cooler (63°F), and nights are a bit warmer (49°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): trek along Ocean to Bay Trail, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Newport trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Newport takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then look for gifts at The Wine Shack, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach road trip app.

You can drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newport in July: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
The Wine Shack ©
The Wine Shack
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

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