30 days in Western US Itinerary

30 days in Western US Itinerary

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30 days in Western US Itinerary

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

3
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas visit app .

Columbus to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Columbus in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 93°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary app .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at Travel Town, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, trek along Panorama Trail, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

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

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
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.
Grand Teton National Park is known for wildlife, scenic drive, nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton, make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Seattle to Grand Teton National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect little chillier with lows of 38°F in Grand Teton National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Teton Park Road ©
Teton Park Road

5
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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