38 days in Western US Itinerary

38 days in Western US Itinerary

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38 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: San Bernardino
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: San Bernardino

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.
Family-friendly places like La Jolla Cove and San Diego Model Railroad Museum will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. It doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego driving holiday planner.

San Bernardino to San Diego is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from San Bernardino in June, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary website .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 77°F, while days are much hotter, around 103°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Escape the urban bustle at Ruby Beach and Hurricane Ridge. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, hike along Sol Duc Falls, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and stroll through Murhut Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Olympic National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in Olympic National Park at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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 5th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
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.
Visiting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Glacier National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in Glacier National Park are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are little chillier (49°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Washburn and Lamar Valley. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planner .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, then hike along Taggart Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and finally stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail.

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Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and The Embarcadero. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, & more). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route builder website .

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, hike along Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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