22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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22 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Portland
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
10
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour planner .

London, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from London in July, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
day
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 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and finally make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In August, Las Vegas is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get great views at Lipan Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Mon), meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Children's Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach, then stroll through Mission Beach Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then trek along Wawona Meadow, and finally get great views at Tunnel View.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Squarefor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and wander the streets of Union Square.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

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 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Meeks Bay Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach, and finally stroll through Kiva Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Nevada Beach Campground, kick back and relax at Pope Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nevada Beach Campground, Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

1
day
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Portland road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portland when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Eastbank Esplanade ©
Eastbank Esplanade

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, then stop by Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Cannon Beach road trip app .

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in August: high temperatures in Cannon Beach hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Bronze Coast Gallery ©
Bronze Coast Gallery

2
nights
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 18th (Sun), meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, then wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seahurst Beach Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cannon Beach in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Elliott Bay Book Company ©
Elliott Bay Book Company

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