30 days in Western US Itinerary

30 days in Western US Itinerary

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30 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  7​h 45​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
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Orlando

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Orlando to Las Vegas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

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.
Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in San Diego hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 68°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 Theme Parks
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip site .

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 a bit warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

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

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, trek along Panorama Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip 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 September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

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

3
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, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online attractions planner .

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 September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) 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

3
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.
Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle tour planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bellevue Botanical Garden, Hood Canal
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

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

4
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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, and admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Teton Park Road ©
Teton Park Road

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