23 days in Western US Itinerary

23 days in Western US Itinerary

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23 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Columbus

3
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, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning site .

Columbus to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Columbus to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Columbus in June, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are colder with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

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
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park attractions planning site .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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

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, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along North Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, and get great views at Powell Point.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (103°F), and nights are much hotter (77°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

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: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

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Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough 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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning website .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in San Francisco at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites 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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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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