31 days in Western US Itinerary

31 days in Western US Itinerary

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31 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: San Bernardino
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
6
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
7
Flagstaff
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: San Bernardino

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.
Get some historical perspective at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, contemplate the long history of Hollyhock House, and examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation builder app .

San Bernardino to Los Angeles is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. When traveling from San Bernardino in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get great views at Tunnel View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planning app .

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 June, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and then don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planning website .

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

6
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.
Get outdoors at Mount Washburn and Lamar Valley. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online itinerary 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. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

1
night
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
On the 18th (Thu), get interesting insight from Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at King's Palace and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carlsbad Caverns National Park online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Carlsbad Caverns National Park reach 97°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Visiting Bright Angel Trail and Cape Royal will get you outdoors. Explore Flagstaff's surroundings by going to Grand Canyon National Park (Yavapai Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Flagstaff driving holiday app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Flagstaff takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in July, expect Flagstaff to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip app .

Getting from Flagstaff to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Las Vegas is warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 104°F and lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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