15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

London
Fly + taxi:  16​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly + subway:  6​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
London

3
days
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

London, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, plan for little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden and then enjoy some diversion at RocketBoat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by combination of taxi, flight, and subway takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Olmsted Point, then trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
days
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.
On the 11th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip generator.

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Grand Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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