28 days in Western US Itinerary

28 days in Western US Itinerary

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28 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  21​h
End: Abu Dhabi

3
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.
Attractions like Space Needle and The Museum of Flight make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planning site .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Seattle is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Seattle is minus 12 hours. In August, Seattle is much colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park journey app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) 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

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.
On the 8th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

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
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.
Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and DISCOVERY Children's Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take a stroll through The Strip, enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel route planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Las Vegas is warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary maker website .

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 much colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

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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, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive 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.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) 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
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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