22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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22 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Fort Wayne
Fly:  8​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Fort Wayne

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle sightseeing site .

Fort Wayne to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Wayne in September, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums 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 the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip maker .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
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.
On the 9th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey builder app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip builder website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Rim Trail, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (75°F), and nights are much colder (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
day
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.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park day trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 68°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

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: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, hike along Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park planning website .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) 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
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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