17 days in Western US Itinerary

17 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
Fly

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Popular historic sites such as Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get engrossed in the history at Bright Angel History Room, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site.

San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from San Antonio in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (75°F), and nights are cooler (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The Strip and The Mob Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Neon Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, admire the masterpieces at Frye Art Museum, make a trip to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally see the interesting displays at The Center for Wooden Boats. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip builder.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Seattle to be a bit cooler, around 56°F, while days are much colder, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and de Young Museum. There's still lots to do: get curious at Exploratorium, examine the collection at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Let the collections at Norton Simon Museum and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles attractions planning website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 82°F and lows at 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, and then see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums