12 days in Oregon Coast, Seattle & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

12 days in Oregon Coast, Seattle & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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1
Florence
— 1 night
2
Newport
— 2 nights
3
Astoria
— 1 night
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 2nd (Tue), kick back and relax at Heceta Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary planner.

Rochelle to Florence is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rochelle in July, with highs in Florence at 67°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Yachats
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Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Heceta Beach ©
Heceta Beach

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 4th (Thu), 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 Nye Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Beverly Beach State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Foulweather, and then hike along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Newport online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Florence to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Beverly Beach State Park
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

1
night
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 6th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Shallon Winery, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museum, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Lightship Columbia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Astoria journey planner.

You can drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Newport in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Astoria: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Astoria

Museums · Parks · Classes
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Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Heritage Museum ©
Heritage Museum

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Glass, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Point Defiance Park. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle journey website.

You can drive from Astoria to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Tacoma
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LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Yavapai Point. Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, steep yourself in history at Grand Canyon Railway Depot, make a trip to Powell Point, and take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 52°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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