15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US journey builder

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Kids will enjoy Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Seattle is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then get curious at Exploratorium, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, make a trip to Washburn Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online day trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and trek along North Rim Trail.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife