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
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
End: New York City

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 24th (Mon): try your luck at New York New York Casino and then try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation maker app .

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. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (103°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (77°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
New York New York Casino ©
New York New York Casino

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning app .

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. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and The Embarcadero for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Union Square, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (71°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lamar Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, stroll through Artist Point, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, and explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect little chillier with lows of 39°F in Yellowstone National Park. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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