10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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10 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Houston

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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Artist Point will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Houston to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Houston in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 66°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

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
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
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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 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect much hotter with lows of 55°F in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Mariposa Grove, stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
day
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, Las Vegas is warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 103°F and lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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