10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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10 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

1
day
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 4th (Thu), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle travel route builder .

Tokyo, Japan to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Tokyo to Seattle, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in July, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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

1
night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, then hike along Grinnell Glacier, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Glacier National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), stroll through Four Mile Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then explore the activities along Tenaya Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks and then examine the collection at Exploratorium.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to 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 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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