29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

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29 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
End: San Francisco

1
night
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 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then stop by Made in Washington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planning website .

San Francisco to Seattle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Seattle sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Grinnell Glacier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and stroll through Highline Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect little chillier with lows of 45°F in Glacier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Washburn and Lamar Valley. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, hike along Artist Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bridge Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 103°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Midway Museum and Old Town Model Railroad Depot. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego vacation planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Popular historic sites such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and contemplate the long history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles visit planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Taft Point. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, get curious at Exploratorium, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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