37 days in Western US Itinerary

37 days in Western US Itinerary

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37 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Cody
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Seattle

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Tacoma Art Museum. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Tacoma (Washington State History Museum, Griot's Garage, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and admire the masterpieces at Frye Art Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Seattle. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tacoma
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at The Mirage, examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, and have fun at Paris Las Vegas.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 87°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

6
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 explore and learn at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, watch a film at California Science Center, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip app .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Appreciate the collections at Mumm Napa and Sharpsteen Museum. Get out of town with these interesting St. Helena side-trips: Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars and indulge your taste buds at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

Make your St. Helena itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to St. Helena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in St. Helena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rutherford, Oakville, Kenwood, Calistoga, Benziger Family Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and The Embarcadero. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from St. Helena, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Spend the 28th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

1
night
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, then practice your aim at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Plains Indian, and finally learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally admire the masterpieces at Whitney Gallery.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Cody day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Cody in 8 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Cody due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, Cody is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum

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