29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

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29 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
+2
Fly + subway + shuttle:  25​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

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.
Step out of Seattle to go to Olympic National Park and see Hood Canal, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip planning tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 17 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hood Canal, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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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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.
Grand Teton National Park is known for wildlife, scenic drive, nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, and explore the striking landscape of Teton Point Turnout.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Grand Teton National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Grand Teton National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Teton National Park, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake
Teton Park Road ©
Teton Park Road

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, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, hike along Artist Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

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

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of 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 Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

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

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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