22 days in West Coast & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

22 days in West Coast & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Astoria
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Pop Culture and Alki Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Flight and Chihuly Garden and Glass. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, walk around Kerry Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary maker tool.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Seattle is minus 8 hours. When traveling from London in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks
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Beach
Alki Beach
4.5

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Astoria

Astoria ©

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Astoria trip planning website.

Getting from Seattle to Astoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. In August, Astoria is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Must see
Astoria Column
4.6
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Must see
Haystack Rock
4.8
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Cannon Beach
4.8

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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and then take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. On the next day, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Portland journey maker tool.

Getting from Astoria to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Nye Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline.

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You can drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Portland in August: highs in Newport hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nye Beach
4.4

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Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get the adrenaline pumping with Sandland Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newport to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

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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 16th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along California Coastal Trail and then trek along Trillium Falls Hike.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Florence to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muir Woods National Monument and Lands End. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Redwood National Park in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Lands End
4.8
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Alcatraz Island
4.7

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Broad.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
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Art Museum
The Broad
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Desert View Watchtower. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Cape Royal. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, take an in-depth tour of Bright Angel History Room, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park holiday site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Cape Royal
4.9
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Must see
Mather Point
4.8

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