12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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12 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Columbus
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Anaheim
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Columbus

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): experience the excitement of Toy Story Midway Mania!. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim tour itinerary builder website .

Columbus to Anaheim is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Columbus to Anaheim, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Anaheim are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ©
Toy Story Midway Mania! ©
Toy Story Midway Mania!

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park journey website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Anaheim in July, expect cooler with lows of 46°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and then look for gifts at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): trek along Cascade Canyon Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, then trek along Taggart Lake, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group.

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Fly from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Washburn, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip site .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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