27 days in Western US Itinerary

27 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Fly

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 6th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, walk around Indian Garden, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online travel planner.

Philadelphia to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (75°F), and nights are cooler (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Anaheim.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Anaheim

— 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Anaheim takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Anaheim to be a bit cooler, temps between 88°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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.
On the 12th (Mon), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, walk around Mariposa Grove, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Anaheim in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
On the 19th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, examine the collection at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

Discover how to plan a Seattle trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Grand Teton National Park

— 4 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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 22nd (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, explore the activities along Leigh Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, and take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip maker.

You can fly from Seattle to Grand Teton National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Seattle to Grand Teton National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Teton National Park, with lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, hike along Lone Star Geyser, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30: