31 days in Western US Itinerary

31 days in Western US Itinerary

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31 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— Few hours
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 15​min
6
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Asheville

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at New York New York Casino, enjoy some music at Casino at the MGM Grand, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online holiday planner .

Asheville to Las Vegas is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Asheville to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Asheville in June, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 103°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 24th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, hike along Rim Trail, and get great views at Lookout Studio.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are colder with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 12.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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 Alcatraz Island and SoMa. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and de Young Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Union Square, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

few
hours
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena visit planner.

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by Beach Books, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from St. Helena to Cannon Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. While traveling from St. Helena, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Beach Books
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Beach Books ©
Beach Books

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 6th (Sat): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then stop by Chukar Cherries, and then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning site .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Olympic National Park at 69°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and pause for some photo ops at Watts Towers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Olympic National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 83°F and lows reach 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Shores Park, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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