34 days in Western US Itinerary

34 days in Western US Itinerary

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34 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
10
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), shop like a local with Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Seattle is minus 18 hours. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and North Rim Trail. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip maker app .

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 difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive 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
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Amphitheater Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Leigh Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 3 hours. In May, Grand Teton National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Cathedral Group ©
Cathedral Group

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff visit planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Flagstaff in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In May in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas journey tool .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In May, Las Vegas is much hotter than Flagstaff - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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 cultural insight at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, get great views at Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 21°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip website .

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 26th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Bryce Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): cruise along Zion Shuttle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Zion National Park at 28°C and lows at 5°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle

3
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Redwood National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Big Tree, hike along California Coastal Trail, and then hike along Trillium Falls Hike.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Redwood National Park tour itinerary planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Orick
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

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