25 days in Western US Itinerary

25 days in Western US Itinerary

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25 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary planning app .

Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

4
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker .

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 a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Adventure City). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, have fun and explore at Travel Town, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles route builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Los Angeles is much hotter at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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 Maritime Museum of San Diego. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 24th (Sat), get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be cooler, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Colorado Springs to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Seattle hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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