42 days in Western US Itinerary

42 days in Western US Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
5
Glendale
— 3 nights
6
Queen Creek
— 1 night
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
9
San Diego
— 3 nights
10
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at The Museum of Flight and Seattle Art Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Murhut Falls). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, explore the activities along Green Lake Park, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle online visit planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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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 Grinnell Glacier and Swiftcurrent Falls. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, trek along Avalanche Lake, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in September since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

4
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Sulphur Caldron.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Glendale.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
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Glendale

Glendale ©
Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located about nine miles (14 km) northwest from Downtown Phoenix. On the 7th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and then stop by Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Harrah's Ak-chin Casino and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Glendale trip maker site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glendale by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in Glendale reach 37°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Queen Creek.

Things to do in Glendale

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop, Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Harrah's Ak-chin Casino
Highlights from your plan
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch ©
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium ©
Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium

1
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Queen Creek

Queen Creek ©
Queen Creek is a town in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the state of Arizona. San Tan Mountain Regional Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Tan Mountain Regional Park. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Superstition Mountain Museum, stop by Happy Adobe, and then explore the ancient world of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Queen Creek day trip website.

You can drive from Glendale to Queen Creek in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Queen Creek can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Queen Creek

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Happy Adobe, Superstition Mountain Museum, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Superstition Mountain Museum ©
Superstition Mountain Museum

4
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.
Head to Lookout Studio and Canyon Village Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and look for gifts at Tusayan General Store.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Queen Creek to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Queen Creek in October, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 22°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Tusayan General Store
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
Visiting La Jolla Cove and Point Loma will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. There's more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip maker app.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

3
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. Do your shopping at Third Street Promenade and The Grove. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and shop like a local with Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary builder website.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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