10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US journey builder
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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San Simeon
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

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San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are slightly colder (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Simeon.
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San Simeon — 2 nights

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Piedras Blancas, get a taste of the local shopping with Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our San Simeon trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon in 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in San Simeon at 93°F and lows at 53°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 3 nights

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Museum-lovers will appreciate San Miguel Chapel and Bradbury Science Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of the Governors and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, and steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe road trip site.

Getting from San Simeon to Santa Fe by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Simeon to Santa Fe is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Santa Fe - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Cannon Beach.
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Cannon Beach — 1 night

Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by The Wine Shack, enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip maker site.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Cannon Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, Cannon Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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