10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning site.

Reno to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reno in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Seattle

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Yellowstone National Park

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, contemplate the waterfront views at Cistern Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Sulphur Caldron.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park route planning tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are colder with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Grand Teton National Park

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.
On the 13th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and trek along Panorama Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails