35 days in Western US Itinerary

35 days in Western US Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Sunriver
— 2 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Redding
— 2 nights
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Napa
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Monterey
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Big Sur
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Mojave
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Seattle — 2 nights

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 18th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time (KST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 17 hours. In July, Seattle is a bit cooler than Seoul - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sunriver.
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Sunriver — 2 nights

Sunriver, Oregon is a census-designated place and 3300acre planned residential and resort community in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll through Fort Rock State Natural Area and then hike along Lava Cast Forest Trail. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Oregon Observatory, stroll through Fall River Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail to Benham Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sunriver trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Seattle to Sunriver by car takes about 6 hours. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Sunriver: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.
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Crater Lake National Park — 1 night

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sunriver to Crater Lake National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sunriver in July: high temperatures in Crater Lake National Park hover around 40°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Redding.
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Redding — 2 nights

Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): Head underground at Lake Shasta Caverns and then take in the views from Sundial Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Whiskeytown Lake, then admire the sheer force of Brandy Creek Falls, and then hike along Sacramento River Trail.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Redding vacation website.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redding in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, expect Redding to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 23°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Napa.
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Napa — 1 night

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 24th (Sun), do a tasting at Hendry Ranch Wines.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Napa travel planner.

Fly from Redding to Napa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Redding in July, plan for colder days in Napa, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and finally stroll through Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco attractions planner.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Napa, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monterey.
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Elkhorn Slough Safari.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Sur.
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Big Sur

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Big Sur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 28th (Thu).
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Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Big Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls and then Head underground at Boyden Cavern.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 2 nights

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, stroll through Gower Gulch Loop, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): get great views at Father Crowley Vista Point, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally cruise along Artists Dr.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat and Hollywood Bowl Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to 26-Mile Bike Path (in Santa Monica), Manhattan Beach Pier (in Manhattan Beach) and Ventura (Mission San Buenaventura & Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, explore the world behind art at The Broad, and see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mojave.
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Mojave

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mojave journey planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Mojave in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Mojave: highs are around 42°C and lows about 28°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 6th (Sat).
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

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 6th (Sat): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip planner.

You can drive from Mojave to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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 8th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, then get great views at Lipan Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center and then take a memorable drive along Cape Royal.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 1 night

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 10th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Crescent Moon Picnic Site, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take a memorable drive along Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. In August, Sedona is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 1 night

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Salt Lake City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road and then witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. You will leave for Seattle on the 15th (Mon).
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Seattle — 4 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Kerry Park and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Enjoy Seattle some more: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (19°C). You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Napa Valley travel guide

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Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.