29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

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29 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Columbia

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 2nd (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel itinerary planner.

Columbia to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Columbia to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbia in November, you will find days in Seattle are little chillier (53°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 7th (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in November, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 64°F and 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along May Lake Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 19°F, while days are little chillier, around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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 16th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 12.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at New York New York Casino, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November: highs in Las Vegas hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Shopping

Side Trip

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

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Las Vegas in November, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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