38 days in Western US Itinerary

38 days in Western US Itinerary

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38 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Jakarta

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Annenberg Space for Photography. Shop till you drop at The Grove and Third Street Promenade. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planning app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Los Angeles is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Jakarta to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in June, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
On the 15th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, get a taste of the local shopping with Spanish Village Art Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then contemplate the long history of Marston House Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Diego online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at North Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail. You'll explore and learn at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in a show at Hopi House, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Glacier National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) 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
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 outdoors at Artist Point and Yellowstone Lake. Your inner history buff will appreciate S Rim Trail and Lone Star Geyser. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online trip builder .

You can 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 22°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through SoMa, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tuolumne Meadows and Panorama Trail. Let the collections at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and get great views at Tunnel View.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website .

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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Hollywood & Highland, then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, then take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and finally admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): get curious at California Science Center, enjoy some music at Melrose Trading Post, and then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Nightlife Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
California Science Center ©
California Science Center

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