27 days in Western US Itinerary

27 days in Western US Itinerary

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27 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Singapore

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Exploratorium or Union Square. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, get great views at Twin Peaks, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip builder .

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. While traveling from Singapore, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Taft Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

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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 a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Geologist's Cabin, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
On the 29th (Mon), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, get great views at Powell Point, then engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Visiting Hayden Valley and Old Faithful will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, hike along Artist Point, and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 26°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Flight and Glasshouse Studio. Change things up with a short trip to Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, admire all the interesting features of Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker website .

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. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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