12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Orlando

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Stratosphere Tower, then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Orlando to Las Vegas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Orlando in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Las Vegas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle attractions planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 63°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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 14th (Mon): trek along Artist Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 25°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 47°F. You will leave for home on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

Similar Plans

14 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Western US BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Western US BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 44 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans