12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US vacation maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Madison

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Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): trek along Jenny Lake Trail, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

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Madison to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Madison to Grand Teton National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Madison in June, with highs in Grand Teton National Park at 72°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, hike along North Rim Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 66°F and lows at 34°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Four Mile Trail, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, and explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails