15 days in West Coast, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

15 days in West Coast, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Drive
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Bainbridge Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Crescent City
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then look for gifts at Starbucks Reserve Roastery Seattle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planning tool.

Cincinnati to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cincinnati to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cincinnati, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bainbridge Island.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Bainbridge Island

— 1 night
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Gazzam Lake Preserve, discover the deep blue sea with Exotic Aquatics Scuba & Kayaking, and then take in the exciting artwork at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bainbridge Island trip app.

You can drive from Seattle to Bainbridge Island in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Bainbridge Island can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Bainbridge Island

Wildlife · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cannon Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach online trip builder.

Drive from Bainbridge Island to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bainbridge Island in July: high temperatures in Cannon Beach hover around 69°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Redwood National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Cannon Beach in July, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Crescent City.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Crescent City

— 1 night
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. On the 22nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Trees of Mystery, immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Stout Grove.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Crescent City route builder website.

Getting from Redwood National Park to Crescent City by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Crescent City, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and then see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum.

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Getting from Crescent City to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Crescent City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Mon), examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker app.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get great views at Mather Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Oregon Coast travel guide

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State Parks · Beaches · Geologic Formations
The Beaver State
Saved from the pitfalls of modern urban development by government decisions made in the 1910s, the Oregon coast remains one of the country's most picturesque natural places to visit, featuring more than 80 state parks. Tourism from around the world thrives here all year long, with visitors eager to drive up and down this scenic stretch of the Pacific coastline, marked by rocky headlands and lush vegetation. Crossed by rivers and dotted with dense forests, the area offers nature lovers a chance to boat, fish, hike, and whale-watch. Start your Oregon vacation by exploring the northern end of the coastline, famous for its vibrant beach resorts and quaint seaside retreats.