15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Boston

2
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, try your luck at New York New York Casino, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning app .

Boston to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in October; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 82°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally appreciate the history behind Guitar Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nightlife Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, get great views at Washburn Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, look for gifts at Exploratorium, tee off at Lincoln Park, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary 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. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square

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 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seattle tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 63°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Beaches Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Washburn and Hayden Valley. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

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. 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 October, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 47°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 25°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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