31 days in Western US Itinerary

31 days in Western US Itinerary

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31 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Ferry + Bus:  4 h 15 min
7
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Orlando, Florida

4
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 Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Rim Trail, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park journey site .

Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then don't miss a visit to The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, then try your luck at New York New York Casino, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

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 changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 93°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and California Science Center. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 85°F and lows reach 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to St. Helena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, St. Helena is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Filbert Street Stairs will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, kick back and relax at China Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach.

To see photos and tourist information, use the San Francisco attractions site .

Getting from St. Helena to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from St. Helena, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 17th (Thu), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then wander the streets of Bellevue Square, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Pioneer Square, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seattle planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bellevue Square
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Take a break from the city and head to Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Hurricane Ridge, stroll through Rialto Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Deer Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park day trip site .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in September; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 67°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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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.
Get outdoors at Grand Teton and Amphitheater Lake. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, and cruise along Teton Park Road.

Find out how to plan Grand Teton National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Olympic National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Grand Teton National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Grand Teton National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. You will leave for home on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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