24 days in Western US Itinerary

24 days in Western US Itinerary

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24 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seattle vacation planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Seattle, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lamar Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get out of town with these interesting Yellowstone National Park side-trips: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Artist Point, stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Fishing Bridge General Store ©
Fishing Bridge General Store

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 2nd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, and finally make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe route maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Santa Fe at 31°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dead Horse Point State Park and Delicate Arch. On the 5th (Thu), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Moab, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wupatki National Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Montezuma Castle National Monument and Painted Desert. Venture out of the city with trips to Sedona (Spas & Cathedral Rock).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Flagstaff day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Moab to Flagstaff takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in September, with highs in Flagstaff at 26°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sedona, Painted Desert, Montezuma Castle National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, then make a trip to The Strip, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take an in-depth tour of Titanic. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Flagstaff, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplace. You'll explore and learn at Musee Mecanique and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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