36 days in Western US Itinerary

36 days in Western US Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Puyallup
— 2 nights
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Boise
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Phoenix
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online tour itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Range
Cathedral Range

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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get a tailor-made plan with Yellowstone Guidelines, make a trip to Emerson Cultural Center, and then sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery. On your second day here, learn the secrets of beer at Tour De Foam, take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then get into the urban bustle at Bozeman Public Library.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman day trip site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Bozeman in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, Bozeman is a bit cooler than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 30°F and lows of 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Guidelines ©
Yellowstone Guidelines
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum
Bozeman Public Library ©
Bozeman Public Library

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seattle sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bozeman to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bozeman to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bozeman in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 47°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Puyallup.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Bellevue Botanical Garden ©
Bellevue Botanical Garden

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Puyallup

Puyallup ©
Puyallup, Washington is a city in Pierce County, Washington, about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Tacoma and 35 miles (56 km) south of Seattle. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pacific Bonsai Museum, see the interesting displays at Meeker mansion, and then look for gifts at My Cheese Shoppe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): get outside with Washington State Fair, then let little ones run wild at Bradley Lake Park, and then walk around Pioneer Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puyallup travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Puyallup in an hour. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 32°F in Puyallup. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Puyallup

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pacific Bonsai Museum ©
Pacific Bonsai Museum
My Cheese Shoppe ©
My Cheese Shoppe
Bradley Lake Park ©
Bradley Lake Park

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Boise

Boise ©

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
When in Boise, make a side trip to see Winery Seekers Wine Tours in Star, approximately Star away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, grab your bike and head to Ridge to River Trail System, sample the tasty concoctions at Boise Brewing, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freak Alley Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Boise trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puyallup to Boise. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Puyallup in December; daily highs in Boise reach 36°F and lows reach 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Boise

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Basque Museum & Cultural Center ©
Basque Museum & Cultural Center
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Warhawk Air Museum ©
Warhawk Air Museum

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boise in December, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (57°F), and nights are a bit warmer (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park planning app.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ (in Gilbert), Corral West Horse Adventures (in Goodyear) and McDowell Sonoran Preserve (in Scottsdale). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, see the sights as you ascend with Stoneman Climbing Company, take in the exciting artwork at Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, and stop by Watson's Hat Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December; daily highs in Phoenix reach 68°F and lows reach 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 27th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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