37 days in West Coast, Yellowstone National Park & Jackson Hole Itinerary

37 days in West Coast, Yellowstone National Park & Jackson Hole Itinerary

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37 days in West Coast, Yellowstone National Park & Jackson Hole Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  7​h
6
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Attractions like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and SeaWorld San Diego make great kid-friendly stops. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Diego day trip website .

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Diego. Traveling from London in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

5
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 get in some beach time at Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning app .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip maker .

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, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stop by The Cheese Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Carmel trip maker tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Attractions like Exploratorium and Marin Headlands make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, have fun at RocketBoat, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Family-friendly places like Cannon Beach and Astoria Column will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Haystack Rock and Oswald West State Park. When in Cannon Beach, make a side trip to see Fort Stevens State Park in Astoria, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, stop by Bronze Coast Gallery, and indulge your taste buds at Seaside Candyman.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Manzanita Beach, Seaside Candyman
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

5
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.
Get outdoors at Murhut Falls and Alki Beach. Family-friendly places like Pike Place Market and Space Needle will thrill your kids. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien) and Hood Canal (in Olympic National Park). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip maker website .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Murhut Falls ©
Murhut Falls
Hood Canal ©
Hood Canal
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

3
nights
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.
Grand Teton has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Hines Goldsmiths, make a trip to Town Square, and then shop like a local with Rare Jackson Hole Gallery. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole holiday planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

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