13 days in Western US Itinerary

13 days in Western US Itinerary

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Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pinedale
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Asheville

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Grand Teton National Park

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.
You've added String Lake, Amphitheater Lake, Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, explore the activities along Leigh Lake, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, then trek along Jenny Lake Trail, and finally get a new perspective on things with National Park Float Trips. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amphitheater Lake.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Asheville to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Asheville in September, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Pinedale.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Pinedale

Pinedale is a town in and the county seat of Sublette County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to American Legion Park Veterans Memorial and then tour along fresh powder with Green River & Bridger Teton Outfitters.

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Explore your travel options from Grand Teton National Park to Pinedale with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Pinedale can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Pinedale

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): get great views at Lookout Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Cistern Spring, explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sheepeater Cliffs, and finally explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Pinedale to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Pinedale in September, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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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 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 76°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning site.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and then hike along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature