28 days in Western US Itinerary

28 days in Western US Itinerary

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28 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Riga

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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 3rd (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, 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 next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel route planner .

Riga, Latvia to Seattle is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Riga in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone 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

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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, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and explore and take pictures at Artist Point.

To plan Yellowstone National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) 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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On the next day, cruise along Teton Park Road, hike along Taggart Lake, and then stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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

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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, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, hike along Rim Trail, and stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors 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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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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip app .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Panorama Trail, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation maker site .

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 August, expect much colder with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to 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

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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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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