22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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22 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h
8
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
9
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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night
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.
On the 15th (Mon), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (47°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park holiday maker site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

1
day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 22nd (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

Plan my day in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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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 23rd (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and finally admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

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
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

1
day
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Long House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
day
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.
On the 28th (Sun), race across the water with a speed boat tour and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe road trip planning website .

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to South Lake Tahoe by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to South Lake Tahoe is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 32°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 29th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach State Recreation Area, then make a trip to Martis Peak Fire Lookout, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Truckee itinerary app .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Truckee. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Kings Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kings Beach State Recreation Area
Martis Peak Fire Lookout ©
Martis Peak Fire Lookout

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 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the activities along Tenaya Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Truckee to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Truckee in July, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (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
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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