11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

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1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, thentake in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning site.

Jacksonville to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in June, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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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 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, thentake a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at San Francisco City Hall, thensee the interesting displays at de Young Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for much hotter nights in San Francisco, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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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.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 17.5 hours. In June, Las Vegas is much warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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