12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
5
Seattle
— 1 night
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights

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 3rd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, thendon't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary website.

Columbus to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Columbus - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
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, trek along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Seattle are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip website.

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

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

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