11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

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11 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
4
Anaheim
— 3 nights
train:  10​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and finally admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning app .

Chicago to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In March, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yosemite Sierra Fly Fishing. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then see what you can catch with Yosemite Sierra Fly Fishing, and then look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online travel route builder .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 53°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
McGurk Meadow ©
McGurk Meadow
Washburn Point ©
Washburn Point

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take an in-depth tour of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 19th (Thu) at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim vacation planner .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In March, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, make a trip to Powell Point, then engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, then get great views at Mather Point, and finally get great views at Pipe Creek Vista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take in a show at Hopi House and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Anaheim in March, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (57°F), and nights are cooler (23°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam Tour Company. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the world from above with Hoover Dam Tour Company, then examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March: highs in Las Vegas hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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