11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

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11 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip website .

Indianapolis to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (103°F), and nights are a bit warmer (77°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 23rd (Sun), get great views at Lipan Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route maker .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

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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 25th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and finally don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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 27th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planning app .

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
On the 29th (Sat), meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then make a trip to Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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 30th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are colder with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to 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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