10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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10 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Foot + Bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Anaheim
— 1 day
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

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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 2nd (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seattle day trip website .

San Francisco to Seattle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hayden Valley and Lehardy's Rapids. On the 3rd (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park journey builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Anaheim trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Anaheim takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Anaheim, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route planner.

Getting from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Anaheim in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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