11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

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11 days in Western US Itinerary

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

2
nights
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 16th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip app .

Nashville to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nashville in May, with highs in Las Vegas at 87°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Wawona Meadow, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
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 25th (Fri): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco route planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites 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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