12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

Make it your trip
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are slightly colder (78°F), and nights are colder (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Grand Prismatic Spring and Upper Geyser Basin will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser, contemplate the waterfront views at Shoshone Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Geyser Basin.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect much hotter with lows of 59°F in San Francisco. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums