46 days in Western US Itinerary

46 days in Western US Itinerary

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46 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

2
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 1st (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seattle tour website .

Bangkok, Thailand to Seattle is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Bangkok to Seattle. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in October; daily highs in Seattle reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow 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: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, stroll through Highline Trail, and trek along Grinnell Lake Trail.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in October; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 15°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online attractions planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can 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
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
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 still lots to do: trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, stroll through Taggart Lake, cruise along Teton Park Road, and get great views at Jenny Lake Overlook.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park journey planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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

2
nights
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 in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Grand Teton National Park to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel 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
night
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.
On the 20th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, walk around Garden of the Gods, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online holiday planner .

Getting from Aspen to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in October; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 22°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish 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 - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with The Strip, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of 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. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
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: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego itinerary builder .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel 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
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect Yosemite National Park to be cooler, temps between 14°C and -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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