29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

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29 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  21​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Irvine
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  19​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Wine Tours & Tastings. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, trek along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory will thrill your kids. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for much warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Irvine.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Irvine

Irvine ©
Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): walk around Crescent Bay Point Park, partake in some friendly competition at ClueHoo, and then walk around Heisler Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Irvine tour builder site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Irvine by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Irvine can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Irvine

Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Laguna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crescent Bay Point Park ©
Crescent Bay Point Park
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego day trip tool .

You can drive from Irvine to San Diego in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. On the 19th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Diego to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are colder (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

6
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.
Attractions like Space Needle and The Museum of Flight make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Sequim (B&B Family Farm & Purple Haze Lavender Farm), Imagine Children's Museum (in Everett) and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (in Tacoma). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle visit website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sequim, Bellevue, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Imagine Children's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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