36 days in Western US Itinerary

36 days in Western US Itinerary

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36 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Flagstaff
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
9
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  8​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the views from Navajo Bridge. On your second day here, have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then take a memorable drive along Cape Royal.

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Philadelphia to Page is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. May in Page sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Nautilus Rock
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

5
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip site .

You can drive from Page to Flagstaff in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Page in May, expect nights in Flagstaff to be cooler, around 34°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
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.
On the 4th (Tue), examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, don't miss a visit to The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in June, with highs in Las Vegas at 103°F and lows at 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Mono Pass Trail, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and make a trip to Washburn Point.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in June since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle travel planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Seattle sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

1
night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and then trek along Granite Park Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Fairy Falls. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, trek along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

3
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.
On the 29th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Amphitheater Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and then appreciate the views at Leigh Lake.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
String Lake ©
String Lake

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