18 days in West Coast, Grand Canyon National Park & Hualapai Reservation Itinerary

18 days in West Coast, Grand Canyon National Park & Hualapai Reservation Itinerary

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Fly
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive
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Salem
Drive
4
Depoe Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Orford
— 1 night
Drive
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Grand Canyon West, Drive to Hualapai Reservation
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Hualapai Reservation
Drive to Prescott, Fly to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Seattle — 2 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Puget Sound Express, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, and view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle tour itinerary planning site.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Seattle is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, you will find days in Seattle are warmer (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Timberline Lodge.
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Timberline Lodge — 1 night

Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Timberline Lodge trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Timberline Lodge by car takes about 4 hours. August in Timberline Lodge sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll set off for Salem on the 4th (Thu).
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Salem

Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Salem planning site.

You can drive from Timberline Lodge to Salem in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Depoe Bay.
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Depoe Bay — 1 night

Depoe Bay is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, located on U.S. Route 101 next to the Pacific Ocean. On the 4th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Depoe Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to Depoe Bay takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Salem, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Depoe Bay, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Orford.
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Port Orford — 1 night

Port Orford is a city in Curry County on the southern coast of Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ophir Beach and then get in on the family fun at Prehistoric Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Orford trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Depoe Bay to Port Orford by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 1 night

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Port Orford to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Port Orford in August, plan for a bit warmer days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 1 day

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 7th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome, and finally take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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 11th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hualapai Reservation.
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Hualapai Reservation

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hualapai Reservation trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Hualapai Reservation by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Hualapai Reservation to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 23°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 13th (Sat).
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally explore and take pictures at Two Rodeo Drive.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Hualapai Reservation to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hualapai Reservation to Los Angeles. Traveling from Hualapai Reservation in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, then head outdoors with San Diego Scuba Guide, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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