16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

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16 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Cincinnati

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 26th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planning app .

Cincinnati to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In July, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Cincinnati - with highs of 104°F and lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego journey planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
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 30th (Tue): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the next day, make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) 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

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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

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. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors 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.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco visit planning website .

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, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough 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.
On the 7th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip tool .

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 a bit warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, 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. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier 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 10th (Sat) 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
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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