35 days in Western US Itinerary

35 days in Western US Itinerary

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35 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Arches National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Space Needle and Pike Place Market. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from London in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

5
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect much warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation builder .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 27th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park journey website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from San Diego in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiery Furnace.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park day trip tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 39°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake, and then trek along Cascade Canyon Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Arches National Park to Jackson Hole takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In September, Jackson Hole is a bit cooler than Arches National Park - with highs of 23°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hayden Valley and Lehardy's Rapids. Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, make a trip to Artist Point, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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 Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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