15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  13​h
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1
day
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary app .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Seattle are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
Get in touch with nature at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and trek along Artist Point.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): get curious at Exploratorium, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for much warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Visiting Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Glacier Point will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey planning site .

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. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder app .

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 August, plan for warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas holiday builder app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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