10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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10 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + train:  9​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Space Needle, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip website .

Philadelphia to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect Seattle to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco journey website .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Visiting Yellowstone Lake and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from San Francisco in July, with lows around 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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