12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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12 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

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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.
To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 103°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Paris Las Vegas ©
Paris Las Vegas

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. There's much more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Glacier 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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night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and then stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Glacier National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from San Francisco in June, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Hayden Valley and Artist Point. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Natural Bridge Trail, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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nights
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.
On the 4th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park and then trek along Cascade Canyon Trail.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip builder .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 3 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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

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