59 days in Western US Itinerary

59 days in Western US Itinerary

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59 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Healdsburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Carmel
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
9
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

4
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.
Visiting Alki Beach and Mount Walker will get you outdoors. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Patterson Cellars - Hollywood Hill (in Woodinville), Mount Ellinor (in Olympic National Park) and Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seattle journey planning app .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Seattle is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Patterson Cellars - Hollywood Hill, Whidbey Island Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Whidbey Island Distillery ©
Whidbey Island Distillery
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Union Square, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and learn about winemaking at Press Club.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker website .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

6
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Take a break from the city and head to Sonoma Coast State Beach and Sonoma Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Oakville (B Cellars Vineyards and Winery & Robert Mondavi Winery), Yountville (Bell Wine Cellars & Cliff Lede Vineyards) and Kenwood (VJB Cellars & Kenwood Vineyards). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery and savor the flavors at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Healdsburg vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in January, Healdsburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helena, Yountville, Oakville, Sonoma, Kenwood
Highlights from your plan
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

5
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Visiting Point Lobos and Pebble Beach Golf Links will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach & Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Asilomar State Beach, play a few rounds at Peter Hay Golf Course, enjoy the sand and surf at China Cove and Gibson Beach, and learn about winemaking at Joullian Vineyards & Winery.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Healdsburg to Carmel by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Carmel are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Big Sur, Marina State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

7
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 in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Little Arabia District & Disneyland Park). There's still lots to do: listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, wander the streets of Little Ethiopia, don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and play a few rounds at The Riviera Country Club.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Carmel in February; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 25°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Neighborhoods Nightlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Ranch Santa Fe Golf Course (in Rancho Santa Fe), Espinosa Vineyards & Winery (in Escondido) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and hike along Cabrillo Tide Pools.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip website .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February in San Diego, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ramona, Espinosa Vineyards & Winery, Ranch Santa Fe Golf Course, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, join in the after-dark buzz at Double Down Saloon, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning website .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Las Vegas, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Bright Angel Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, cruise along Point Imperial Drive, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (11°C), and nights are much colder (-9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

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
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.
Get outdoors at Buttermilk Mountain and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. On the 7th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Aspen Highlands. On the 10th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. It doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Aspen Music Festival and School.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen travel app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Aspen takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, you will find days in Aspen are a bit cooler (10°C), and nights are about the same (-7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax

7
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.
Get outdoors at Aurum Geyser and Monument Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairy Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Aspen to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from Aspen in March, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 2°C and -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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
Fairy Falls ©
Fairy Falls

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