10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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10 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Hopi House or Canyon Village Marketplace. Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Lookout Studio. On the 2nd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, tram, and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, with lows around 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Artist Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 7th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then make a trip to Pioneer Square, then identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and finally stroll through Alki Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are much hotter (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

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