36 days in Western US Itinerary

36 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
8
San Diego
— 4 nights

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and explore the activities along Cistern Spring.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website.

Birmingham to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Birmingham to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in May, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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.
On the 9th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, thentake in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, thenexplore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, thentake in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then walk around Discovery Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

7
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy ©
Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
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 22nd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, cruise along East Rim Drive, and trot along with Canyon Trail Rides.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at The Broad, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Mulholland Drive, Santa Monica Pier, Norton Simon Museum, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
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.
Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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