33 days in Western US Itinerary

33 days in Western US Itinerary

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33 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Healdsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
8
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
9
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

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 30th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, kick back and relax at Seahurst Beach Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seattle sightseeing planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in August, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Seahurst Beach Park
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

4
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Hurricane Ridge and Second Beach Trail. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, trek along High Divide, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip app .

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Olympic National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Thu), do a tasting at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, then do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, and finally do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Healdsburg itinerary planner .

You can 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. When traveling from Olympic National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Healdsburg: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge. Museum-lovers will get to explore SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Musee Mecanique. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & Pride Mountain Vineyards). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Chinatown, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning app .

Getting from Healdsburg to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Healdsburg in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

St. Helena
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 Tuolumne Meadows and Taft Point will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

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 September, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
Visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get curious at California Science Center, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online tour builder .

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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road. There's still lots to do: hike along Grinnell Glacier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park road trip site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, then stroll through Taggart Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and finally hike along Cascade Canyon Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park journey maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. In September in Grand Teton National Park, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hayden Valley and Old Faithful. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley, trek along Artist Point, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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