10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Sulphur Caldron, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park route maker website.

Knoxville to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Knoxville to Yellowstone National Park. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Knoxville in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 47°F and lows reach 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then visit Fisherman's Wharf, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
On the 14th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in October since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Anaheim

— 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Anaheim tour builder website.

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 16th (Fri), hike along Bright Angel Trail and then hike along Hermit Trail. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

You can drive from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Anaheim in October, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 18th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks
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