18 days in Western US Itinerary

18 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US travel planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle holiday planning website.

Roanoke to Seattle is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Roanoke to Seattle is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Roanoke in April, plan for slightly colder days in Seattle, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) 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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, make a trip to Lombard Street, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

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You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in April, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Yosemite Village, get great views at Valley View, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (59°F), and nights are much colder (28°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): shop like a local with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 80°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 27th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, walk around Indian Garden, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much warmer, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 61°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks