11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Seattle
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Yellowstone National Park
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Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip site.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then visit Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

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Seattle

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip app.

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Seattle hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing site.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are colder with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites