22 days in Grand Canyon National Park & West Coast Itinerary

22 days in Grand Canyon National Park & West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Crescent City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bend
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
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 Rim Trail. There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, cross one thing off your bucket list with Paragon Skydive, get great views at Mather Point, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Exeter, UK to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 20.5-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. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Exeter to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone 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

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

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

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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. There's still lots to do: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

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 don't miss a visit to 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 fly to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Crescent City

— 2 nights
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): head outdoors with 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 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

Bend

— 3 nights
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 Smith Rock State Park and Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, walk around Sam Johnson Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River, and explore the striking landscape of Deschutes National Forest.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bend trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crescent City to Bend takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Crescent City in August, plan for warmer days in Bend, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
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 fly from Bend to Cannon Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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