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 ©
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 Kerry Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Flight and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary site.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

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Astoria

Astoria ©
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

Side Trip

Cannon Beach
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Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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Portland

Portland ©
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 · Wineries

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
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Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Yachats coastline
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

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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 · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
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Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures

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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 · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Trillium Falls Hike
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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 Cable Car Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and hike along Lands End.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Redwood National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Redwood National Park in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa
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Lands End ©
Lands End
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Broad ©
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 Lipan Point. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take an in-depth tour of Bright Angel History Room, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and cruise along Cape Royal.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
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Cape Royal ©
Cape Royal
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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