13 days in Western US Itinerary

13 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip itinerary planner
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
— 1 night
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
San Francisco
— 2 nights


Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Detroit to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Detroit in June, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Seattle.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trip

Seattle — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are much hotter (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

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.
Family-friendly places like Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, stroll through Pohono Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along Cooks Meadow Loop.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Yosemite National Park. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Seattle in June, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods