12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US travel route planner

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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Visiting Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and hike along Observation Point Trail.

Plan my day in Yellowstone National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Louisville to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Louisville - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then examine the collection at Exploratorium.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect much hotter with lows of 55°F in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, stroll through Four Mile Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, and trek along Cathedral Lake Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails