27 days in Western US Itinerary

27 days in Western US Itinerary

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27 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+3
train + foot + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. And it doesn't end there: hike along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning website .

Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, stroll through Alki Beach, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Seattle holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and shop like a local with Union Square.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. The adventure continues: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, cruise along Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and hike along Four Mile Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read 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. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are a bit cooler (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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 get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. The Getty Center and California Science Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and get great views at Mohave Point.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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

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