17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Stroud
Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Coos Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  7​h 15​min
6
Avalon
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  16​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: Stroud

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

Plan trip to Salt Lake City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Stroud to Salt Lake City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

5
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Escape the urban bustle at Haystack Rock and Multnomah Falls. Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Pittock Mansion will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland driving holiday planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Portland. In July, Portland is slightly colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

1
day
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery, admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Coos Bay road trip tool .

You can drive from Portland to Coos Bay in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in July: high temperatures in Coos Bay hover around 67°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
Cape Arago State Park ©
Cape Arago State Park
Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery ©
Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Coos Bay to Redwood National Park in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

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

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder website .

Getting from Redwood National Park to San Francisco by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Avalon.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Avalon

Avalon ©
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): try your luck at Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater, look for gifts at Afishinados Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at Catalina Island Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Avalon trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from San Francisco to Avalon in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Avalon, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Avalon

Fun & Games Casinos Museums
Highlights from your plan
Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater ©
Catalina Island Museum ©
Catalina Island Museum
Afishinados Gallery ©
Afishinados Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, then take in a show at Hopi House, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Bright Angel History Room and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Avalon to Grand Canyon National Park takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Avalon to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Avalon in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Bright Angel History Room ©
Bright Angel History Room

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias as well as Giant Forest. Take a break from the city and head to Grant Grove and Kings Canyon National Park. Step out of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with an excursion to Museum of Western Film History in Lone Pine--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, cruise along Generals Hwy, and hike along General Grant Tree Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 98°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum of Western Film History, Mariposa Grove
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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