29 days in West Coast & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

29 days in West Coast & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River) and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portland online tour itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Portland is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Brisbane to Portland, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Portland is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
Highlights from your plan
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, engage your brain at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, and stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle tour app.

You can take a bus from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bellevue
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, identify plant and animal life at Natural Bridge Trail, get great views at Lookout Point, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in April: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Palette Spring ©
Palette Spring
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain

5
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 find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Splash Mountain, Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and admire the natural beauty at The Japanese Garden.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car 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. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park
The Japanese Garden ©
The Japanese Garden

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Yosemite Village, hike along Mono Pass Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Valley View ©
Valley View

5
nights
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at de Young Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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