10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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10 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Park City
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  4​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday website .

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to San Francisco. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Charlotte in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Wawona tour itinerary app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Wawona, ranging from highs of 99°F to lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 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 High Roller.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Wawona to Las Vegas. Traveling from Wawona in July, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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.
On the 31st (Fri), stroll through Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): stroll through North Kaibab Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Park City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

1
day
Park City

Park City ©
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): have fun at Park City Gun Club and then admire all the interesting features of Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Park City trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Park City takes 9 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Park City, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Park City

Scenic Drive Outdoors Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Park City Gun Club ©
Park City Gun Club

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Getting from Park City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Park City in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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