26 days in Western US Itinerary

26 days in Western US Itinerary

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26 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
10
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Exploratorium, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

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

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle online visit planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Glacier National Park (Jackson Glacier Overlook, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, & more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and take in the dramatic scenery at Silver Staircase Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read West Glacier trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to West Glacier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to West Glacier. Traveling from Seattle in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in West Glacier, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Glacier

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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 Grand Prismatic Spring, make a trip to Artist Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from West Glacier to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from West Glacier in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Sun), appreciate the views at Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, then hike along Taggart Lake, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and get great views at Mohave Point.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 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 somewhat warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

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: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in San Diego are cooler (29°C), and nights are little chillier (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

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

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 8th (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Newport Beach and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Room Escape Games

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip tool .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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