28 days in Western US Itinerary

28 days in Western US Itinerary

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28 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
Kids will enjoy Pike Place Market and Space Needle. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and stroll through Alki Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In July in Seattle, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
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.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. Dedicate the 3rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by combination of flight and subway takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Lembert Dome, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip app .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, have fun and explore at Travel Town, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect much hotter evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

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

4
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 enjoy San Diego Zoo and Children's Pool. Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: have fun at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

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
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 19th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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

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 24th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, trek along Artist Point, and get great views at Observation Point Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 3°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off tohome.

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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