10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  11 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, thenhike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then trek along Riverside Walk. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park and then hike along Kayenta Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park visit planner.

Pittsburgh to Zion National Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Zion National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in September: highs in Zion National Park hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 48°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

3
nights
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.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thenexplore the striking landscape at Taft Point, thentake some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 20 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 74°F and lows about 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

3
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, thenexplore the striking landscape of Artists’ Paintpots, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Roaring Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Black Sand Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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