34 days in Western US Itinerary

34 days in Western US Itinerary

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Flagstaff
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 3 nights

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

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), browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, then make a trip to Space Needle, and then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Natural Bridge Trail. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, don't miss a visit to The 45th Parallel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Back Mountain.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Amphitheater Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and then explore the activities along Leigh Lake.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect Grand Teton National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Cathedral Group ©
Cathedral Group

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©

City of Seven Wonders

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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel Point, Moran Point, &more).

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff online holiday planner.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Flagstaff in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Flagstaff are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

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 take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with The Strip.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip website.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in May, with highs in Las Vegas at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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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.
Head to Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Mariposa Grove and Glacier Point. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get great views at Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and trek along Panorama Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park planner.

You can take a bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 17.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 21°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Visiting Safari West and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Moss Landing, approximately Moss Landing away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, take a stroll through Union Square, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. 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 time for travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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), trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally hike along Rim Trail. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park attractions planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Bryce Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Bryce Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 0°C. On the 28th (Thu), you're off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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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.
On the 28th (Thu), cruise along Zion Shuttle. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park holiday builder tool.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in May, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 5°C. On the 31st (Sun), you're off to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle

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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. On the 1st (Mon), trek along Redwood National Park. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Big Tree, then tour the pleasant surroundings at California Coastal Trail, and then hike along Trillium Falls Hike.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park holiday site.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Redwood National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for little chillier days in Redwood National Park, with highs around 18°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

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