12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Scott AFB/Midamerica Airport

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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and take in the dramatic natural features at Canyon Village Area.

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

Belleville to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Belleville to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Belleville in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, walk around Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are little chillier (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails