12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
3
Anaheim
— 1 night
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, thentake in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel planning website.

Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are cooler with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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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night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip planner.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Anaheim in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Anaheim. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August: highs in Anaheim hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park route builder website.

You can take a bus from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Anaheim in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (°F), and nights are much colder (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
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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 9th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, thentake a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, thenstep off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around °F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, trek along South Kaibab Trail, thenmake a trip to Pipe Creek Vista, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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