29 days in Western US Itinerary

29 days in Western US Itinerary

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29 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Crissy Field will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

4
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Olympic National Park (Mount Ellinor & Mount Walker) and 5 Mile Drive & Trails (in Tacoma). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle visit planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Seattle reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, 5 Mile Drive & Trails, Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, then take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon and then hike along Amphitheater Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Grand Teton National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Grand Teton National Park is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in January; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon

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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Alta--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, hike along Natural Bridge Trail, and stroll through Elephant Back Mountain.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park journey tool .

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain

1
night
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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.
Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, get your game on at Axe Monkeys, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from West Yellowstone to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from West Yellowstone to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

4
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego online journey planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in San Diego at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

5
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

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

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