11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

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 25th (Thu), hike along Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Philadelphia to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 77°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 103°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation maker.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in June, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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