22 days in Grand Canyon National Park & West Coast Itinerary

22 days in Grand Canyon National Park & West Coast Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Crescent City
— 2 nights
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Bend
— 3 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Paragon Skydive. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, and take an unforgettable tour with Maverick Helicopters.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Rim Trail
5.0
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Lookout
Mather Point
4.8

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally get great views at Dante's View.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 43°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
4.8
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Water Body
Badwater Basin
4.7
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Lookout
Dante's View
4.9

5
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Half Dome. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and hike along Lembert Dome.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Sentinel Dome
4.9
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Must see
El Capitan
4.9

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Coit Tower. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Water Body
San Francisco Bay
4.7

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get interesting insight from Redwood Rides, then admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, and then trek along Stout Grove. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Battery Point Lighthouse and then take a peaceful walk through Trees of Mystery.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Crescent City trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Crescent City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Crescent City is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Trees of Mystery
4.3
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River Rafting / Tubing
Redwood Rides
4.9

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Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to High Desert Museum and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Take a break from Bend with a short trip to Smith Rock State Park in Redmond, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest, walk around Sam Johnson Park, and hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bend online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Crescent City to Bend in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Crescent City, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Bend, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach online trip builder.

You can drive from Bend to Cannon Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Bend, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Haystack Rock
4.8
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Must see
Cannon Beach
4.8
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State Park
Ecola State Park
4.8

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