15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  16​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Vilnius

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): walk around Woodland Park and Rose Garden, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and finally appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll. On the next day, stroll around Discovery Park, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, and finally examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle sightseeing planner .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Seattle is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Vilnius to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vilnius in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, cruise along Lamar Valley, and hike along Artist Point.

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

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

2
nights
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 17th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at California Science Center, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online holiday planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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