17 days in Western US Itinerary

17 days in Western US Itinerary

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17 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + bus:  10​h
1
Anaheim
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Boston

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at The VOID, make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim road trip website .

Boston to Anaheim is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Anaheim is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Boston in August, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ©

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at California Science Center, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect cooler with lows of 43°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and take a peaceful walk through Petrified Tree.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, Yellowstone National Park is cooler at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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