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
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Moab
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  19​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Golden Gate Park and Musee Mecanique. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sentinel Dome and Tioga Pass. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, trek along Panorama Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon South Rim & Bright Angel Point) and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (in Monument Valley). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Page vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Page in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Page. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Page hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

3
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bearizona Wildlife Park and Lowell Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Sedona (Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), Cathedral Rock, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff road trip site .

Drive from Page to Flagstaff in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Page in August, with highs in Flagstaff at 29°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sedona, Bearizona Wildlife Park, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory
Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Delicate Arch. On the 18th (Sun), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Moab trip builder .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Moab in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in August, with highs in Moab at 39°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Artist Point and Upper Geyser Basin. Get out of town with these interesting Yellowstone National Park side-trips: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park), Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In August, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Moab - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Horseback Riding Tours, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Horseback Riding Tours
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Museum of Flight and Museum of Pop Culture. Kids will enjoy Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Space Needle. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to B&B Family Farm (in Sequim) and Boeing Future of Flight (in Mukilteo). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, walk around Kerry Park, and get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seattle attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

B&B Family Farm, Boeing Future of Flight
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Woodland Park Zoo ©
Woodland Park Zoo

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