42 days in Western US Itinerary

42 days in Western US Itinerary

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42 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly:  9​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
8
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Rochester

3
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.
Step out of Seattle with an excursion to B&B Family Farm in Sequim--about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

Rochester to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

B&B Family Farm
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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 find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary 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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, get your game on at AxeVentures, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and walk around Balboa Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning site .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online holiday builder .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Grand Teton National Park is known for wildlife, scenic drive, nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Amphitheater Lake.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Death Canyon ©
Death Canyon

6
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and get outside with Bridge Bay Marina.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning app .

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In June, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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