10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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10 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Lexington
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Lexington

2
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 10th (Wed): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. On the next day, make a trip to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

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Lexington to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Lexington to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Lexington in July, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, then explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle online sightseeing planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Get outdoors at Grand Prismatic Spring and Old Faithful. Family-friendly places like Grand Loop Road and Firehole Canyon Drive will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, stroll through Purple Mountain Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

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

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are colder (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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