15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
End: New York City

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.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Las Vegas trip simple and quick.

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 101°F and lows about 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for colder days in San Diego, with highs around 78°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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 4th (Sun): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Washburn Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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 11th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary app .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park journey builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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