27 days in Western US Itinerary

27 days in Western US Itinerary

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27 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Bowling Green
Drive:  28​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  33​h
End: Bowling Green

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: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, don't miss a visit to Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel route planner .

Bowling Green to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bowling Green in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip site .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
nights
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 11th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and finally admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to Seattle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jackson Hole to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 61°F in Seattle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by combination of flight and subway takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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 20th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and make a trip to Powell Point.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 101°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
On the 26th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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