27 days in Western US Itinerary

27 days in Western US Itinerary

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27 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Newark

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, have fun at Paris Las Vegas, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 104°F and lows reach 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles attractions app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are much colder (83°F), and nights are a bit cooler (66°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

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
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: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 15th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, make a trip to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and then get some jogging in at Discovery Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Lake.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park route planner .

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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.
On the 21st (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online journey planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Glacier National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can 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
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On the next day, hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, then trek along Taggart Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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

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