20 days in Western US Itinerary

20 days in Western US Itinerary

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20 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + train:  9​h 45​min
1
Anaheim
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Anaheim
— 1 night
train + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Tampa

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. When in Anaheim, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dana Point, approximately 40 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. There's more to do: discover the magic at Downtown Disney.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim road trip planner.

Tampa to Anaheim is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Tampa in June, things will get slightly colder in Anaheim: highs are around 82°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Knott's Berry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Anaheim in June since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

You can 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. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and then stroll through Baldwin Beach. On the next day, race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Point Sublime and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, have fun at Gun Garage, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas holiday builder .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 104°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Adventure City.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim online road trip planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In July, Anaheim is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Adventure City ©
Adventure City

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