23 days in Western US Itinerary

23 days in Western US Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights

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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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, trek along Rim Trail, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Houston to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Houston in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

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: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, have fun at Balboa Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder site.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 76°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · 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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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

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 28th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park planning website.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (60°F), and nights are colder (33°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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