10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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10 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Newark

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Redwood National Park visit app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F and lows are around 52°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online route maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to San Diego. In August, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Redwood National Park - with highs of 78°F and lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Old Town Model Railroad Depot ©
Old Town Model Railroad Depot

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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 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (101°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (77°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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 12th (Wed), trek along Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app .

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. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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 13th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, then explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

2
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.
On the 15th (Sat), stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

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