13 days in Western US Itinerary

13 days in Western US Itinerary

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13 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Las Vegas

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castle Geyser and Uncle Tom's Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Loop Road and Yellowstone National Park. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Artist Point, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park itinerary builder website .

Boston to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Boston to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (73°F), and nights are cooler (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Taft Point and Olmsted Point. Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite, Tunnel View will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Keshi and Millicent Rogers Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo), San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos) and La Hacienda del los Martinez (in Taos). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals, and explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip builder site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Santa Fe is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Taos, El Santuario de Chimayo, Puye Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

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