15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

London
Fly:  12​h
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
subway + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
London

2
days
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 14th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle vacation planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from London to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Seattle hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planner.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

4
days
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 21st (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder.

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

2
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and finally try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For maps and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Las Vegas is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
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The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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