30 days in Western US & British Columbia Itinerary

30 days in Western US & British Columbia Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kelowna, Canada
— 1 night
Fly
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Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly
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Victoria, Canada
— 1 night
Ferry
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Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

— 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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, and get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Tampa to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tampa to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampa in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas, United States

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, try to win big at New York New York Casino, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas route maker app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are warmer (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Kelowna, Canada

— 1 night

Orchard City

At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then experience rural life at Don-O-Ray Farm Adventure.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kelowna trip tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Kelowna in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Tours

Vancouver, Canada

— 4 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, explore and take pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, and make a trip to Vancouver Lookout.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kelowna to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Victoria, Canada

— 1 night

Garden City

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Race Rocks.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Victoria trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Victoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Seattle.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seattle, United States

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Thu): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, then don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planning app.

Getting from Victoria to Seattle by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Victoria, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Cannon Beach, United States

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 25th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip planner.

Drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

San Francisco, United States

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip website.

Fly from Cannon Beach to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in September, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles, United States

— 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 85°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

San Diego, United States

— 3 nights

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.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego visit planning app.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

British Columbia travel guide

4.3
Parks · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Wineries & Vineyards
Approximately four times as large as Great Britain, the westernmost Canadian province of British Columbia remains a sparsely populated land of soaring mountains, picture-perfect coastlines, and dense forests filled with a diverse wildlife. Ideal for active and adventurous vacationers, British Columbia holidays usually include a blend of wilderness experiences and tours of urban attractions. Most visitors come here to kayak, whale watch, ski, snowboard, golf, fish, surf, and hike through 4 national parks and 140 ecological reserves. For a comprehensive British Columbia tour, make sure your visit includes stops in Vancouver and Victoria, two big cities packed with modern attractions and perfectly positioned for exploring this part of North America.

Oregon Coast travel guide

4.2
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.