35 days in Western US Itinerary

35 days in Western US Itinerary

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35 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: San Francisco

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas route maker .

San Diego to Las Vegas is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Flagstaff road trip planning app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Flagstaff in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, Flagstaff is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 65°F and lows of 34°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Tours Parks

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online visit planner .

Fly from Flagstaff to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Flagstaff to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Colorado Springs to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

6
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.
Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to 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
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Teton National Park: Teton National Forest (in Cody) and Grand Targhee Ski Resort (in Alta). Spend the 29th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, admire all the interesting features of Signal Mountain Summit Road, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park itinerary maker .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

3
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle attractions planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of SoMa, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker app .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

6
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.
Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hoffmann.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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