46 days in Western US Itinerary

46 days in Western US Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
2
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
5
Aspen
— 2 nights
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
7
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
8
San Diego
— 4 nights
9
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
10
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
11
San Francisco
— 5 nights

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

Start your trip to Seattle by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Bangkok, Thailand to Seattle is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Bangkok to Seattle. Traveling from Bangkok in October, things will get cooler in Seattle: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
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.
Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, hike along Highline Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, and explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in October, with highs in Glacier National Park at 15°C and lows at 0°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder tool.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in October, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

4
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.
Spend the 14th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, get great views at Jenny Lake Overlook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake, and cruise along Teton Park Road.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park road trip site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Teton Park Road
Teton Park Road
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

2
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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen day trip planning website.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Aspen by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Aspen are 18°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

1
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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy, stroll around Garden of the Gods, then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Aspen in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 22°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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

6
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 14°C and lows are around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, catch a live event at Oracle Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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