22 days in Western US Itinerary

22 days in Western US Itinerary

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22 days in Western US Itinerary

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

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, trek along Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Wine Tours & Tastings. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Coit Tower.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online road trip planner .

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 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip maker site .

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. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 82°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours Transportation Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 14th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, make a trip to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
On the 17th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

Plan trip to Grand Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in July, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
On the 19th (Fri), shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Casino at the Venetian. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, catch a movie at California Science Center, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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