29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

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29 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
San Diego
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
End: Bristol

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio and then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

Bristol, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In July in Seattle, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

1
night
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 28th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Highline Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

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 train and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

Side Trip

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

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 3rd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, cruise along East Rim Drive, hike along Rim Trail, and get great views at Mohave Point.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

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
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

1
day
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 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego online travel planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

3
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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland 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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect much colder with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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.
Spend the 16th (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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 19th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, and cruise along Virginia Cascade Drive.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in August since evenings lows in Yellowstone National Park dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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