31 days in Western US Itinerary

31 days in Western US Itinerary

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31 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Newark

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip app .

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 104°F and lows at 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

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
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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, 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, cruise along Tioga Pass, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other 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 July, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can 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

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums
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.
Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and walk around Discovery Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary app .

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 a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Seattle hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Lake, stroll through Grinnell Glacier, and explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To find out how to plan a trip to Glacier National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be slightly colder, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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 24th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car 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 28th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: trek along Taggart Lake, cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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

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