30 days in Western US Itinerary

30 days in Western US Itinerary

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30 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Titanic. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lone Star Geyser and Uncle Tom's Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Washburn and Old Faithful. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and stroll through Artist Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 9°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to 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
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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 11th (Fri): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and then stroll through Alki Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

Plan a Olympic National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Olympic National Park, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

2
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Gary Farrell Winery, do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, then learn about winemaking at Dry Creek Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Ferrari-Carano Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Healdsburg online holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Olympic National Park to Healdsburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, expect nights in Healdsburg to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours

Side Trip

V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Ferrari-Carano Winery ©
Ferrari-Carano Winery

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Asian Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through SoMa, shop like a local with Exploratorium, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Healdsburg in October, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Taft Point will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder .

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. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Popular historic sites such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, engage your brain at California Science Center, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other 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. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. The adventure continues: stroll through La Jolla Cove, immerse yourself in nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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