32 days in Western US Itinerary

32 days in Western US Itinerary

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32 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Wilkes-Barre
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cody
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h
End: Wilkes-Barre

1
night
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.
To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park travel route builder website .

Wilkes-Barre to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Wilkes-Barre in August, expect little chillier with lows of 43°F in Grand Teton National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lamar Valley and Old Faithful. Visit Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lower Geyser Basin for their historical value. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Firehole Canyon Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, and hike along Artist Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

1
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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 7th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cody vacation maker app .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Cody at 79°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Strip and Fountains of Bellagio. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Cody to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cody to Las Vegas. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Cody in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 101°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Getty Center and California Science Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Griffith Observatory and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and examine the collection at The Grammy Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary planning website .

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 August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
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.
Get some historical perspective at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Appreciate the collections at Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary maker tool .

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 August, expect cooler with lows of 43°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) 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

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Jordan Vineyard & Winery (in Healdsburg). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online vacation maker .

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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Pride Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 27th (Tue), savor the flavors at Sokol Blosser Winery, then examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pioneer Courthouse Square, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, view the masterpieces at Live Laugh Love Art, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portland, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Sokol Blosser Winery, Columbia River Highway, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Live Laugh Love Art
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Live Laugh Love Art ©
Live Laugh Love Art

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Bellevue Square, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bellevue Square
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

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