20 days in Western US Itinerary

20 days in Western US Itinerary

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20 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Dubrovnik
Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
1
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Jackson Hole
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Dubrovnik

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim online journey planner .

Dubrovnik, Croatia to Anaheim is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubrovnik to Anaheim is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Anaheim to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Anaheim, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

few
hours
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Jackson Hole in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Jackson Hole. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
nights
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park attractions site .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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.
On the 13th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, and get great views at Yaki Point.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
On the 15th (Sat), hike along Wawona Meadow, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome and then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

#Nature, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Asilomar State Beach, San Carlos Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Twin Peaks and Fort Point. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Rockaway Beach in Pacifica, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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