29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 29th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and walk around Indian Garden.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website.

Little Rock to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Little Rock to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Little Rock in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

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 Boulder City away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

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 36 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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.
On the 13th (Wed), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, hike along Lembert Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
On the 18th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, make a trip to Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then examine the collection at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, and finally walk around Waterfall Garden Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Seattle holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 63°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, stroll through Lone Star Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, and get great views at Lookout Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in October, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 47°F, while nights are colder with lows around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Spend the 25th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: cruise along Teton Park Road, explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, explore the activities along Leigh Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors