22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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22 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Edmonton

1
night
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 28th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edmonton in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary maker site .

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online driving holiday planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To plan San Diego vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, don't miss a visit to Walt Disney Concert Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Grand Teton National Park is known for wildlife, scenic drive, nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, and admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park online trip builder .

Fly from Los Angeles to Grand Teton National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Teton National Park. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 23°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

5
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: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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