43 days in Western US Itinerary

43 days in Western US Itinerary

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43 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Singapore

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to San Francisco, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, San Francisco is colder than Singapore - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

6
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Bring the kids along to Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove, fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are cooler (-11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Radiator Springs Racers, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Los Angeles is much hotter than Mammoth Lakes - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's much more to do: try out the rides at SeaWorld San Diego, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, walk around Balboa Park, and explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online travel route planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in San Diego sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Tonto Trail, and engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app .

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time 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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, then trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton and then admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park online attractions planner .

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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are much colder (-5°C), and nights are little chillier (-18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

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
Cathedral Group ©
Cathedral Group

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: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

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
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip maker .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, 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. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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