10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Knoxville

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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker.

Knoxville to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Knoxville in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are colder (38°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and finally take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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 19th (Thu): shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 101°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 87°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Tours

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park day trip planning tool.

Getting from Monument Valley to Arches National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. August in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks
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